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May 20-21, 7 PM

Motherhood Out Loud

Perfect for Mother’s Day month, Motherhood Out Loud shatters traditional notions of parenthood and celebrates the deeply personal truths that span and unite generations. With illuminating insight, this play reveals the humor, raw emotion, and sometimes bumpy road that can make parenting a little terrifying but ultimately rewarding.

Motherhood Out Loud

Conceived by Susan R. Rose and Joan Stein 

Written by Leslie Ayvazian, Brooke Berman, David Cale, Jessica Goldberg, Beth Henley, Lameece Issaq, Claire LaZebnik, Lisa Loomer, Michele Lowe, Marco Pennette, Theresa Rebeck, Luanne Rice, Annie Weisman, Cheryl L. West.

Directed by Katina Letheule 

Starring: Kimberly Ridgeway, Sarah Nowicki, Damaris Divito, Marjan Safa, Erin Gould, Emma Curtin, and Judith Siebenthal.

Altarena Playreaders Group

Tuesday, May 25, 7 PM

Our play for May is “The Ferryman” by Jez Butterworth.

The Ferryman

“The Ferryman” is a blackly comic tragedy set in 1981 rural Northern Ireland during a time when republican prisoners were capturing global headlines with a fatal hunger strike.

Caitlin Carney’s husband, Seamus, has been missing for nearly a decade. Caitlin and her son, Oisin, have spent those years in the home of Seamus’s brother, Quinn, a married father of seven.

The discovery of Seamus’s body is the event that sets the plot in motion, putting an end to the family’s tormented uncertainty while placing them in fresh danger from the I.R.A., which is prepared to enforce their silence. 

“’The Ferryman’ is a play about love and family and the intimacy of war—the way men seduce boys into killing with tales of glamorous brutality, and the immense effort it takes to wrench free of that cycle of violence.” (New York Times)

“The Ferryman” won the 2017 Tony Award, the Drama Desk Award, The New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, and the Laurence Olivier Award.

This play is available from Scribd and Amazon.

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