By Laura Horton
Directed by Stephanie Kempson
With Madeleine MacMahon
What happens when the things we covet hide us from ourselves?
Opening up to new experiences in her late-thirties, Sophie is exploring long repressed sides of herself. When a secret she’s keeping from those she loves, and even from herself, threatens to unravel it all, she must make a choice. Who or what will she decide to give up?
Breathless is a funny, honest, and stylish exploration of the knife-edge of hoarding, from the joy to the addiction and suffocating shame.
Originally supported by Pleasance as part of the Edinburgh National Partnerships
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"Poignant comic monologue [that] takes vivid hold through MacMahon’s performance" – The New York Times, Critic's Pick
"Breathless is a perfect fit!"
"Horton’s writing is so deft and detailed that we barely recognize Sophie’s battle with the compulsion until she’s teetering upon a knife’s edge." – Grace Bydalek
"Smartly crafted, beautifully performed, and well-paced"
"An altogether intriguing, sympathetic, and engaging exploration of a difficult and challenging problem." – Talkin' Broadway
"Enthralls from beginning to end"
"Splendidly produced and performed"
"Experience it while you can!" – Broadway World