In Mother Words -- Stories About Having a Mom or Being One
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The last date listed for In Mother Words was Sunday March 27, 2011 / 7:00pm.
Currently at Geffen Playhouse - Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater:
- Full Price:
- $69.00 - $74.00
- Our Price:
- $35.50 - $38.00
From Massachusetts to Costa Rica, we follow a teenager fleeing the aftermath of a tragic accident back home. Her guilt and confusion over the incident follow her to her uncle's isolated retreat in the jungle, where she fills his silent home with the sound of teenage chatter. Having sought out the sanctuary of Costa Rica as a refuge from his own guilt, the reclusive uncle is able to connect with his niece in a way nobody else could. Together, they come to terms with their own pasts and lay the ground for moving forward. The Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of Slowgirl will surprise you, touch you and make you think. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Giggling GirlsRed Velvet
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We thoroughly enjoyed the production. My 13 yr old daughter and I delighted in the clever, heartfelt romp. All four actors were genuine and uniquely gifted in adding their own special element to the alchemy of a tale well told.
Quotes & Highlights
- "Laugh, cry, but most of all, enjoy!"--Examiner.com
- The show received a Go! review from <em>LA Weekly</em>.
When some of contemporary theater’s most talented voices – including Pulitzer Prize-winner Beth Henley, Peabody Award-winner Theresa Rebeck and two-time Steinberg/ATCA New Play award finalist Michele Lowe — tackle the subject of motherhood, the result is an eye-opening, hilarious and irresistible night of theater. More than a dozen of today’s best playwrights come together to share their personal stories on one of the most universal themes. Share in the joy, absurdities and unflinching honesty about mothers as these stories give voice to moms and children of all ages, races and even sexes. Whether you are a parent, have a parent or ever want to become a parent, this production will elate and terrify equally — much like motherhood itself.
With an emphasis on storytelling, In Mother Words comes alive with a rotating cast of four actors, script in hands, who guide the audience through an evening enhanced by multi-media and movement. Actors Saidah Arrika Ekulona, who was critically acclaimed for originating the role of Mama Nadi in Ruined in Chicago and off-Broadway, and James Lecesne, who created the award-winning one man show Word of Mouth as well as the Academy Award winning short Trevor, will star in the entire three month run of In Mother Words. The other two actors will perform in four-week rotations; cast changes will be on March 16 and April 30.