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Approximating Mother - Full Length Play

Approximating Mother

Kathleen Tolan

Full Length Play

2m, 5f

ISBN: 9780822212980

Fran and Molly are best friends; Molly is already a mother and is expe…

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First produced in New York by the Women's Project, APPROXIMATING MOTHER is a contemporary new comedy about today's middle-class maternity boom. In the play, two women friends from the city, and a pregnant Midwestern teenager, discourse on the pros and cons of parenting, motherhood and shady adoptions, all the while coping with their own impending deliveries and/or childbearing deadlines. "In her splendid APPROXIMATING MOTHER, Kathleen Tolan lays out an intimate, honest and often comic look at what it means to have a baby in the 1990s. Her woman's angle, wry and acute, comes as welcome relief…" —NY Newsday. "…the fresh and original APPROXIMATING MOTHER…honestly treats parenthood in our times, instead of presenting it like a TV fad…Fran is the best-developed character seen in a play in a long time. She is at once genuine, unique, admirable, amusing and imperfect…not one of [Kathleen Tolan] strokes is false." —NY Law Journal.


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Kathleen Tolan

Kathleen Tolan

Kathleen Tolan worked for years as an actor. Her plays includeA Weekend Near Madison, Kate's Diary, Approximating Mother, A Girl's Life and The Wax. They have been produced in regional theatres (including Trinity Repertory Theatre and the Actors Theatre of Louisville), in New York (including Playwrights Horizons, The Public Theatre and the Women's Project) and in Europe. She has received various ... view full profile

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