This new, revised version follows five friends through five profound years of their lives. Morgan, an Irish Catholic divorced mother of three fights poverty and tries to live up to the memory of her own mother. Danny, a spirited optimist, faces infertility and health problems. Anna, a commanding and competent mother of two, is haunted by the child she gave up for adoption. Leah uses her droll sense of humor to fend off her overbearing mother and her anxieties about childbirth. Liz, a single woman with a acerbic wit chooses not to have children but ends up caring for her ailing mother. All five approach their dilemmas with great humor. This version of Mama Drama premiered at the Cleveland Playhouse in 1990 and played to packed houses.
"Startling, funny, frank and absolutely true.... Original and honest, full of laughter and tears." - Cleveland Plain Dealer
"[A] thoroughly delightful ... whimsical and celebratory look at contemporary motherhood." - Variety
MAMA DRAMA was first presented at the Ensemble Studio Theatre. It was directed by John David Lutz.