[711 Spring Street, Bastrop, TX - click for map]
Motherhood Out Loud
Conceived by Susan R. Rose and Joan Stein.
Scenes by Leslie Ayvazian, Brooke Berman, David Cale, Jessica Goldberg, Beth Henley, Lameece Issaq, Claire LaZebnik, Lisa Loomer, Michele Lowe, Marco Pennette, Theresa Rebeck, Luanne Rice, Annie Weisman and Cheryl L. West
Directed by Chester Eitze
Fridays and Saturdays, May 17, 18, 24, 25, 31, June 1, 7, 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Matinee, Sunday, May 26 at 2:30 p.m.
When entrusting the subject of motherhood to such a dazzling collection of celebrated American writers, what results is a joyous, moving, hilarious, and altogether thrilling theatrical event. Utterly unpredictable, MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD shatters traditional notions about parenthood, unveils its inherent comedy and celebrates the deeply personal truths that span and unite generations.
"MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD…never fails to strike both the funny bone and the heart. Anyone who is or has a mother, a stepmother, a foster mother, or anything in between will be able to relate to and enjoy this insightful piece…the collection is impeccably cohesive…What makes the piece work so well is that its portrait of motherhood shows all facets of a family. From adoption to surrogacy to gay parenting to stepmothers, no stone is left unturned…Put aside any preconceived notions about the topic...the play will grab you, as a mother in any form has a long-lasting effect whether you like it or not." —BackStage.
"Packed with wisdom, laughter, and plenty of wry surprises." —TheaterMania.
"Funny, unexpectedly poignant and sweetly entertaining. Brings tears of joy…An evening filled with wit, humor, pathos and enlightenment. Heartfelt and true to life." —Examiner.com.
"[MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD] succeeds because it is so authentic." —Entertainment Weekly. "Chicken Soup for the Mom." —Variety.
"Funny, poignant and spirited." —Santa Monica Daily Press. "Pretty darn great…bring a friend—and your own tissues. You'll need them." —MamaSaid.net.
"A humorous and inspiring journey through motherhood. Raw, unadulterated and incredibly moving." —RockinMama.net.
Adults $12., Senior (60 over) $10, Student/Military $8 Not recommended for under 18.
Theatre seating: General admission (Parties of 8 or more will be reserved seats for safety.)
Go to ticket page http://bastropoperahouse.com/tickets.html.
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
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