Full Length Play, Comedy / 4f
"The show is about the ups and downs of motherhood; what binds mothers together, not what sets them apart...edgy, funny, and true." —Showcase Magazine
This original comedy about motherhood rips away the gauzy mask of parenthood to reveal what all mothers know but don’t always talk about: it’s overwhelming and exhausting, but also very, very funny.
This original comedy about motherhood reveals what all mothers know but don’t always talk about: it’s overwhelming and exhausting, but also very, very funny. From the joys of infertility, through reading the same books over and over and over, to finally seeing your baby get on that school bus, this play mines the laughs and tears of the early years of motherhood.
Four separate characters tell their individual stories, either directly to the audience in monologues, or in scenes with each other.
Mothers everywhere can relate to the labor stories, the frustration of a simple trip to the store, the quest to connect with other mothers, all of which causes them to plan moms’ nights out and arrive in packs to laugh hysterically at this tribute to “the toughest job you’ll ever love.”
"The show is about the ups and downs of motherhood; what binds mothers together, not what sets them apart... edgy, funny, and true. — Showcase Magazine"
At the show we caught Saturday, the audience frequently exploded in laughter." — The Boston Globe
"Reveals the funny, secretive side of having kids!" — Parents & Kids Magazine
ON BREAKING CHARACTER
Finding the Funny in Motherhood (Parenthood!)
by Lisa Rafferty
May 3, 2019
- Strong Language
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $90 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Setting: The set can be as simple or elaborate as the director would like. It can be performed as a reading for a benefit with four chairs and four music stands and a handful of props. It can be produced with a simple set.
- Additional Features: Play w/ Music
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Ensemble cast
- Non-Traditional casting
The cast calls for 4 moms, reading between the ages of 25 - 40, any type or ethnicity.