This poignant and funny Broadway hit, about the extraordinary moments that make up one woman’s ordinary life, explores the highlights and heartbreaks of 100 years in just 90 minutes.
"A truly must-see show. Epic and beautifully written."New York Daily News
"A true gift."Variety
"There were plenty of empathetic sniffles and sighs in the audience during the performance. The most moving moments to me were those quiet exchanges that functioned as silhouettes for unspoken griefs."The New York Times
"Affecting... it confronts the big and small questions of existence and time itself."The Daily Beast
"Warm... bubbles up our own cherished and difficult memories of the people in our lives who’ve come and gone."The New York Post
Birthday Candles Script
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Ernestine Ashworth spends her 17th birthday agonizing over her insignificance in the universe. Soon enough, it’s her 18th birthday. Even sooner, her 41st. Her 70th. Her 101st. Five generations, an infinity of dreams, and one cake baked over a century.