Tuesday, February 1, 2011

'In Mother Words' at Geffen Playhouse + Giveaway

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.

Geffen Playhouse

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!


Anonymous said...

This sounds like "Expressing Motherhood!" It's a show of real moms up on stage here in LA, it's been around for awhile.

L.A. Story said...

I've definitely heard of "Expressing Motherhood," but I haven't checked it out.

Would you like to enter this giveaway? :)

Unknown said...

My favorite mom moment is the first time coming home from work (after maternity leave) and seeing my sons face with excitement...it was so hard being away from him, but knowing he was at home with my husband (on paternity leave) and seeing his smile brought me happiness...I knew I was doing the right thing by giving them there time together.

Unknown said...

I follow you on Twitter

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