MOMologues2: Off to School

by  Lisa Rafferty, Sheila Eppolito, Stefanie Cloutier

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4f

The MOM crew is at it again! MOMologues2: Off to School offers a frank and funny look at the true tales of motherhood, from homework hell to multitasking mania.

"A sassy, irreverent and loving look at the mother of all jobs... The MOMologues has really hit a nerve with audiences." - Sara Edwards, The Comcast Network, NiteBeat 

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Not Applicable
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

MOMologues2: Off to School features four separate characters who tell their individual stories, either directly to the audience in monologues, or in scenes with each other. Moms everywhere will laugh in recognition at the playdates gone wrong, the crazy way to get a Mom day off, how to stalk a potential babysitter, and much more.
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Reviews

"The hit show showcases the real life status that tells it like it really is... A sassy, irreverant and loving look at the mother of all jobs...The MOMologues has really hit a nerve with audiences.”" - The Comcast Network, NiteBeat

“The round robin of stories and anecdotes... runs the gamut of emotion and experience that makes up motherhood.” – The Boston Globe
 
“Hats off to local writers Lisa Rafferty, Stefanie Cloutier, and Sheila Eppolito for hatching this show about the jolts and joys of motherhood.” – Boston Tab

Keywords

Parenting/Family

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Outdoor
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: The set can be done very simple if it's a staged reading benefit performance with 4 chairs, 4 music stands and a handful of props. Or it can be done more conventionally with a simple set.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

4f
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Non-Traditional casting

Casting Notes

The cast is comprised of 4 moms, reading ages 24 - 45, of any type or ethnicity.

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Authors

Lisa Rafferty

Lisa Rafferty is a director, playwright and producer known in the Boston area for helming plays and musicals at various theater companies and for producing the Elliot Norton Awards. She co-created 'FINISH LINE: A documentary play about the 2013 Boston Marathon' with Joey Frangieh - world premiere at the Shubert Theatr ...

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Sheila Eppolito

Sheila Eppolito's The MOMologues and MOMologues 2: Off to School draw on the hilarity and pathos inherent in mothering three (now) teenaged daughter ...

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Stefanie Cloutier

Stefanie Cloutier is a writer, performer, and communications professional whose personal life informs her professional one. In addition to co-writing the three MOMologues plays with Lisa Rafferty and Sheila Eppolito, she performed in the first two shows, and is a long-time theater veteran, wit ...

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MOMologues2: Off to School premiered at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, Massachusetts on Thursday, May 12, 2005. It was directed by Lisa Rafferty.

*MOMologues 2: Off to School, was included as part of  Stage Works Theatre's 30th Anniversary season.  The Tampa company was honored with the International Center for Women Playwrights (ICWP) 50/50 Applause Award which sets out to recognize theaters which produce 50% or more women playwrights in their season of shows. 



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