Tickets are $29 for VocalEye users, while they last. Please call the Box Office to purchase at 604-687-1644. This performance will be followed by a Talk Back from the cast.
Described by Rick Waines
From the world-renowned creative team behind the Mom’s the Word series comes a new chapter in their stories of family and fracas. Their kids are grown, their marriages have “evolved,” and their bodies are backfiring. Life doesn’t get any prettier, but it never strays far from ludicrous or poignant as the moms continue to mine their personal history for every embarrassing detail. Filled with insights, secrets, and ribald humour, this brand-new show from the moms you love is both hysterical and deeply touching.
Written by the Mom’s the Word Collective
THE ORIGINAL MOM’S
The original Mom’s the Word was created out of a Saturday morning writers’ support group and had its premiere at the Women in View Festival in 1994. Translated into dozens of languages and produced around the world, Mom’s the Word is one of the most popular shows ever created in Vancouver.
Getting together to share their experiences, six women performers struck upon the idea to write about what they were going through as mothers trying to maintain their careers, their individual identities and their relationships with their partners. The result was an evening of hilarious stories, bittersweet monologues, poetic reflections and revelatory anecdotes. Touching tales of giving birth to a premature baby are balanced against comic, ribald rants on diaper soup; whispered, hesitant conversations about sex after children; and the desperate confessionals of the over-stressed.
All six moms have two children and share among themselves (and with the audience) some of the most outrageous stories ever heard on the agony and ecstasy of motherhood-all of them true. An evening with these Moms is one of those rare occasions where life, stripped to its essentials, does not imitate art, but lifts itself on its diaper-pins to become art.
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