Full Length Play
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play - An empty apartment in Chicago. A young couple is just moving in. At the top of the play, a very large armchair is stuck in the front door.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Cuttings allowed, Monologues, Scene work, Competition or audition material
Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Mild Adult Themes
Love, Marriage, Memory, Parenting/Family
Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Senior, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Olivia and Gabe are moving into their first apartment together. They’ve just packed up all of their belongings and driven halfway across the country, to start a new life together in Chicago. Their moving day doesn't go exactly as planned, though, and things become slightly more complicated when all of their parents show up to help! Can a two bedroom apartment contain all of the love, laughs, worry and wisdom that's about to happen? This brand new comedy from the author of Nana's Naughty Knickers takes a generational look at relationships, and how sometimes parents are passing their best lessons on to their children without even meaning to. Funny and touching, this one will make you laugh out loud and fall in love all over again.
“Things My Mother Taught Me is superbly written...[it's] a wonderful, sentimental, true-to-life comedy about love and family, guaranteed to leave young and old with knowing smiles, because we've all had mothers of our own." - Intelligencer Journal
"Expect to fall head over heels for Things, a show with heart and humor...It is, quite simply, loveable." - Lancaster Sunday News
“When you move into a new apartment, don’t forget to clean the top of the refrigerator and buy a new toilet seat. These are just a few tips from Things My Mother Taught Me, a hilarious show [that] had last Friday’s audience laughing so hard that some of those in attendance had tears streaming down their faces...” - Charity Apple / Times-News
"Makes for one hilarious time...Things My Mother Taught Me has just about everything you'd want in a romantic comedy, all wrapped up with an appreciate-your-mother bow. You shouldn't miss it." - Quad-Cities Online
Things My Mother Taught Me was originally produced at the Rainbow Dinner Theatre in Pennsylvania in the Summer of 2012.