UPDATE: Congrats to Ruth, who won the pair of tickets to "In Mother Words" at the Geffen Playhouse on Feb. 19! In a funny coincidence, it also happens to be my mother's birthday. Cheers all around!
It's always comforting to know that there are other mothers out there who have suffered as much as you have. At least, I think so.
And thank goodness some of them have written about it.
"In Mother Words," conceived by Susan Rose and Joan Stein and written by a number of high-profile playwrights, including Theresa Rebeck and Beth Henley, will be performed at the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood from February 15-May 1.
This live-theater piece tackles both the humorous and horrifying aspects of motherhood, as playwrights share their personal experiences for audiences to judge, er, enjoy.
Jane Kaczmarek (mother of all mothers from "Malcolm in the Middle"), Saidah Arrika Ekulona and James Lecesne are among the actors performing in the show, directed by Lisa Peterson.
As the Geffen website states, "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."
Eek! Sounds too good to miss.
10886 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
"In Mother Words" tickets: $55
*** GIVEAWAY ***
I'm giving away 2 tickets to "In Mother Words," for the February 19 performance at 8 p.m. A reception will precede the show, from 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., and you might even get to meet a few of the performers.
To enter, leave a comment below about your favorite "mom" moment. (You don't have to be the "mom" here. I'm open to hearing about your own mom and maybe even someone else's mom.)
For more chances to win, follow me on Twitter. I'm at @la_story. Or you can "Like" the L.A. Story Facebook page.
Just be sure to leave extra comments telling me you did so.
Good luck, and I'll announce the winner on this post (not a separate one) Tuesday, February 15!