My Name is Lucy Barton
Adapted from the 2016 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, My Name is Lucy Barton is 90 minutes of Laura Linney slaying it on stage. Linney plays the titular character in this one-woman show, who recounts her nine-week stay in the hospital - where she is completely alone, since her husband is scared of hospitals and her children are too young to visit. One day, she wakes up to find her estranged mother at the foot of her bed. The play is essentially an extended monologue, but it never feels claustrophobic - Linney delivers the haunting text with a mix of childlike vulnerability and quiet strength that keeps you enraptured. It's a fuck-me-up meditation on how our past seeps into our present, and it stays under your skin long after the transcendent Linney takes her final bow.