Date: 08 & 10 August 2024 
Venue: Loft Theatre

“Breadcrumbs,” penned by the talented Jennifer Haley, debuted at the American Theatre Festival in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, in 2010, captivating audiences with its poignant narrative and compelling characters.

Centered around the enigmatic Alita, portrayed with depth by Fiona Ramsay, the play unveils a rich tapestry of emotions and experiences. Alita, a recluse haunted by a tumultuous past, grapples with the daunting diagnosis of dementia, challenging her fiercely independent nature. Enter Beth, portrayed by the dynamic Nqobile Masondo, a nurse’s assistant thrust into Alita’s world by fate.

As Beth steps into Alita’s life to assist in chronicling her autobiography, a delicate yet potent dynamic unfolds. Their relationship, akin to a strange reflection in a funhouse mirror, teeters between vulnerability and strength. Alita, accustomed to solitude, finds herself drawn into Beth’s whirlwind of impulsivity and longing for connection. Conversely, Beth’s vivacity serves as a stark reminder of Alita’s own unresolved traumas, mirroring the abandonment she experienced at the hands of her mother.

Within the confines of Alita’s home, a captivating dance ensues, blending moments of tenderness with raw authenticity. Through their interactions, Jennifer Haley masterfully navigates the complexities of human connection, inviting audiences on a journey of self-discovery and redemption.

“Breadcrumbs” is more than a theatrical production; it’s a profound exploration of the human psyche, leaving audiences spellbound and introspective long after the final curtain falls.