From the world-renowned creative team behind the Mom’s the Word series comes a new chapter in their stories of family and fracas. Their kids are grown, their marriages have matured, and their bodies are backfiring. Life doesn’t get any prettier, but it never strays far from ludicrous or poignant as the moms continue to mine their personal history for every embarrassing detail. Filled with insights, secrets, and ribald humour, this brand-new show from the moms you love is both hysterical and deeply touching.
Celebrating the incredible success of the Mom’s the Word series, Artistic Managing Director Bill Millerd says, “The Mom’s the Word Collective started their careers as actors but have developed as writers with an interest beyond performing. They have an intense curiosity for the world in which they live— their children, their partners, their neighbours, and the world outside the stage. They have blazed a trail for others and have also developed as writers individually.”
Long before “mommy bloggers” or blockbuster comedies cashed in on the craze, the Mom’s the Word Collective has been airing motherhood’s dirty laundry. Originally conceived in 1993 by a group of Vancouver actors who became “exhausted, bedraggled amateur mothers,” Mom’s the Word was born when they decided to write a show about it. After the Arts Club premiere in 1995, Mom’s the Word became an instant international hit. Ten years later, Mom’s the Word 2: Unhinged brought stories of teenage torment, and in 2009 both shows were combined to produce the equally beloved Mom’s the Word: Remixed.
IN BRIEF Arts Club Theatre Company’s premiere of Mom’s the Word 3: Nest ½ Empty at the Granville Island Stage (1585 Johnston Street) from April 6 to May 20. Monday–Thursday at 7:30 pm, Friday & Saturday at 8 pm, Wednesday at 1:30 pm, and Saturday at 2 pm. Tickets start at $29, inclusive of taxes and fees. Call the Arts Club Box Office at 604.687.1644 or visit www.artsclub.com.