There’s a wealth of plays about bad mothers. Think August: Osage County, think Medea. Where are the plays about the joyful, silly, heartbreaking, sometimes maddening things that go along with having a mother or being a mother? It’s a universal experience, after all – everyone has a mother, or someone like a mother. Motherhood Out Loud fills that gap.
One mother expresses her anxiety over explaining adoption to her adopted daughter, another relates the story of realizing her child is transgender, while yet another conveys her pride and worry for a child in the military. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg! A gay couple recounts their search for a surrogate, a Muslim mother celebrates her daughter’s first menstruation, a young girl and her great-grandmother have a sidesplitting conversation about birth control options. The stories and sentiments are as varied as the wide range of playwrights commissioned to bring this collective experience together.
Both hilarious and heartbreaking, join Theatre Unbound on this rollercoaster ride of joys, sorrows and perplexities we all share by having or being a mother.
“Performed with humor and a lightness that made fun of “Mom” while still completely respecting the hard work she puts in every day.” – Aisle Say Twin Cities
10% of all full price tickets will be donated to Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery.
Charla Marie Bailey
Renee Karen Werbowski