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24 Star Starred
Apollo Theater Studio
2540 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60614
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The buzz is out! MAMAPHOBIA is the “must see” comedy of the summer. Eileen Byrne of WLS says Peggy Ward, a new talent, has the show worth seeing. “She is hilarious, she is the creator and writer of MAMAPHOBIA, it is a one-woman act and you are going to love it!” says Byrne.

Groups of moms have been flocking to The Apollo Theater Studio to see the new hit comedy on parenting. Due to high demand the show has been extended through October 9th. “She nailed it… the good, the bad, and the ugly. I felt like she was reading my mind!” exclaims Wilmette mom Tara Kelly. According to critic Jennifer Vanasco, “Ward doesn’t sugarcoat motherhood,” (2005, July ). Chicago Reader, Section 2. The material is original, smart and hilarious. Frank West of The Irish American News says, “It is enormously funny the whole thing and very well acted.”

The biggest surprise to Ward is how many men, young and old, seem to enjoy the show. "Men are laughing the loudest. I knew my husband loved the show, but wasn’t sure how other men would respond. When I received an email from retiree, Tom Donegan a father of five, telling me that he thought the show was “terrific!” I knew I was reaching the men in my audience," says Ward.

MAMAPHOBIA performed at The Apollo Theater Studio, takes the audience on a journey from her pregnancy “how hard can it be? Babies like to sleep and so do I!” to the reality of hiding baby bottles in public because her 2 year old was “too old.” Ward’s journey is comprised of zinging one-liners, anecdotes and insightful observations. Nobody goes home without laughing!

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