From the world-renowned creative team behind the Mom’s the Word series comes a new chapter in their stories of family and fracas: Mom’s the Word 3: Nest ½ Empty.
The 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, Arts Club Theatre 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. 10 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.
Noting the impetus behind a brand-new production of Mom’s the Word, the Collective adds, “The children are now (mostly) grown and are in various stages of leaving home, thinking of leaving home, trying to leave home, returning home, or being kicked out of home. Our marriages have evolved, devolved, or dissolved and it’s time for another installment!”
Mom’s the Word 3: Nest ½ Empty is written by and stars Jill Daum, Alison Kelly, Robin Nichol, Barbara Pollard and Deborah Williams.
Mom’s the Word 3: Nest ½ Empty
Dates: April 6 to
May 6 UPDDATE: Held over until May 20!
Venue: Granville Island Stage, 2750 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $29 and up, including tax and fees; available either online or by phoning 604.687.1644
Photos by Emily Cooper.