The Matthews’ community theatre group is at it again with the production of “The MOMologues” May 8-10, Mother’s Day weekend. The Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday show is at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 adults and $5 youth (18 and under) and BHSU students. PLEASE NOTE: The play is not recommended for children 13 years and under. There are adult themes and language in the play.
ALERT! The May 9-10 shows have been CANCELED due to bad weather. They have been rescheduled. CLICK HERE for details.
Friday-Saturday: 7:30pm, Sunday: 2:00pm
$5 for Youth and BHSU students
About the Show
“The MOMologues” was conceived by director and writer Lisa Rafferty, who searched in vain for a play that offered an honest, funny look at motherhood. Lisa teamed up with fellow moms, Stefanie Cloutier and Sheila Eppolito, to write a show based on stories and experiences from the trenches of raising eight children among them.
The result: a one-act play that followed four women through the first chapters of motherhood. This comedy rips away the gauzy mask of parenthood to reveal what all mothers know but don’t always talk about: it’s overwhelming and exhausting, but also very, very funny. From the joys of infertility, through reading the same books over and over and over, to finally seeing your baby get on that school bus, this play mines the laughs and tears of the early years of motherhood.
Four separate characters tell their individual stories, either directly to the audience in monologues, or in scenes with each other. Mothers everywhere can relate to the labor stories, the frustration of a simple trip to the store, the quest to connect with other mothers, all of which causes them to plan moms’ nights out and arrive in packs to laugh hysterically at this tribute to “the toughest job you’ll ever love.”
That initial version of the show debuted at The Footlight Club near Boston. The audience − loaded with moms − loved it, howling with appreciation.
Buoyed by the playwrights’ early success, the playwrights expanded their one-act play into a full-length show, including a wide range of universal mom situations like gender differences, the Tooth Fairy, picky eaters, discipline, kids peeing in the playground and all the rest of the real-life comedy that is motherhood.
Our director & CAST
Elysia Pederson is directing “The MOMologues.” She conducted auditions Mar. 10-11.
CLICK for cast list!
Grab your sisters, friends, kids (14 and up), parents, and anyone else you want to share a laugh. Tickets may be purchased in the art gallery, or by phone at 605-642-7973. Your best bet to make sure you all sit together is to buy your tickets ONLINE (see link above).
What others say…
“The show is about the ups and downs of motherhood; what binds mothers together, not what sets them apart… edgy, funny, and true. — Showcase Magazine
“At the show we caught Saturday, the audience frequently exploded in laughter.” — The Boston Globe
“Reveals the funny, secretive side of having kids!” — Parents & Kids Magazine