It's Your Mother
By Patricia Durante and Betsy Tuxill
Directed by Boulevard Artistic Director Mark Bucher
Stage Manager: Ken Dillon, Paul Madden & Friends!
Boulevard Theatre closes triumphant 24th season with Patricia Durante's and Betsy Tuxill's fresh, delightful comedy
Join the Boulevard Theatre for this Midwest premiere as Milwaukee's pioneer of alternative storefront theatre closes its 24th season with Patricia Durante & Betsy Tuxill's charming new play IT'S YOUR MOTHER! This delightful, touching script hilariously explores the "Mother Versus Daughter" dynamic.
IT'S YOUR MOTHER! is absolutely the best way to shake off the last dregs of Wisconsin winter and is guaranteed to put a spring in your step. This 80-minute romp takes a comedic look at the mother/child relationship and features actresses Marion Araujo, Leea Glasheen, Lisa Golda, Jan Gomper, Nicole Gorski, Christine Horgen, Melissa Keith, Jenny Kostreva, Rachel Lewandowski, Sandy Lewis, Shannon Nettesheim, Shemagne O'Keefe, Karen Suckow, Michael Tyburski, Barbara Weber, and Brooke Wegner.*
*Cast subject to change, as some actors will rotate roles throughout the run of this production. It is rumored that Meryl Streep may join the cast.
Through a series of scenes and monologues (a daughter returning home from college, planning a wedding, and how to raise children!), IT'S YOUR MOTHER! explores the tensions inherent in the relationship between mothers and daughters. This exciting new play by the East Coast team of Durante & Tuxill is always honest, often hysterical and, at times, deeply touching.
The play is great fun for anyone who has, had, or is a mother. After selling out and being extended in its New York premiere at The Manhattan Repertory Theatre in July of 2009, the show will make its Midwest premiere at the Boulevard Theatre. But the play has roots (just like your daughter's various hair colors!) in Milwaukee. Actress/playwright Patricia Durante lived in Milwaukee for several years and performed with the Skylight Theatre, First Stage Theatre and previously with the Boulevard (the standing-room-only production of Claudia Shear's invigorating one-woman show BLOWN SIDEWAYS THROUGH LIFE!). Ms. Tuxill is an established and respected educator on the East Coast.
Boulevard Artistic Director Mark Bucher directs this exciting new work which celebrates the female experience while championing artistic opportunities for female playwrights and actresses.
Wait--there's more! Meet the playwrights and the cast at talkbacks following performances. Playwrights Patricia Durante & Betsy Tuxill will be in Milwaukee for opening night and Thursday, April 1st. This is a rare chance to meet the writers and enjoy a friendly chat with the large cast. And don't forget a chance to enjoy an exclusive "SNEAK PREVIEW!" of IT'S YOUR MOTHER!
On Saturday, March 27th @ 2 pm at Boswell Books, The Boulevard will perform an exclusive preview performance of "MOTHER!" This exclusive "sneak preview" will feature selections from the play as well as a "question & answer" period with members of the cast. And there will be some delicious "home-baked" snacks just bursting with a "Mother's touch." Boswell Books is located at 2559 North Downer Avenue on Milwaukee's fabulous East Side. Call the Boulevard at (414) 744. 5757 for more information or Boswell Books at (414) 332. 1181.
*Cast subject to change, as other cast members are to be announced. Meryl Streep is considering joining the cast!
Produced by Boulevard Ensemble Studio Theatre at the Boulevard Theatre, located at 2252 South Kinnickinnic (one-half block north of the intersection of the intersection of Lincoln Avenue & Kinnickinnic).
Performances: March 31 - May 9, 2010
Performance Times & Dates
Tuesday, March 30th @ 7:30 pm PREVIEW
Wednesday, March 31st @ 7:30 pm OPENING SOLD-OUT!
Thursday, April 1st @ 7:30 pm
Friday, April 2nd @ 8 pm
Saturday, April 3rd @ 8 pm
Sunday, April 4th @ 2:30 pm
*Playwrights Durante & Tuxill will be in Milwaukee for opening night and Thursday, April 1st. Attend the show and stay for talk-backs with the cast and the playwrights!
Saturday, April 10th @ 8 pm
Sunday, April 11th @ 2:30 pm
Saturday, April 17th @ 8 pm
Sunday, April 18th @ 2:30 pm
Saturday, April 24th @ 8 pm
Sunday, April 25th @ 2:30 pm
Saturday, May 1st @ 8 pm
Sunday, May 2nd @ 2:30 pm
SPECIAL MOTHER'S DAY/FINAL WEEKEND
Friday, May 7th @ 8 pm
ADDED SHOW on Saturday, May 8th @ 4 pm SOLD-OUT!
Saturday, May 8th @ 8 pm
Sunday, May 9th @ 2:30 pm
Ticket Prices: $20
Call 414-744-5757 to reserve tickets or visit the Ensemble's website at www.boulevardtheatre.com. Group sales especially welcome. (Psst! > This is the perfect show for nonprofits to use to raise funds! Buy out a whole house for an incredibly affordable rate and re-price the tickets to resell at a higher rate to your clients, staff and friends of your organization. Hurry, once we officially open, this will be more difficult to accomplish!)
Hurry, some dates already SOLD-OUT. (By the way, your Mother called---she wants you to see this show. And comb your hair!)