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STRETCHMARKS, The Play
August 22, 2015 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
PLAY DATE FOR MOMS(AND FOR THOSE WHO LOVE THEM)
featuring the play, “Stretchmarks”
Saturday, August 22 / 7pm
Doors open at 6pm
General Admission $15
Moms Night Out Package $25 (includes a cup of wine and decadent brownie, YUM!)
Directed by Christine Armand with Assistant Director Hester Sachseand featuring the talents of: Christine Armand (double duty!), Jen Friedman, Melissa McGlynn and Annie Woodall!
Get your tickets early – we expect this one-night-only show to sell out!
Follow the journey of three new moms who embark on the adventure of a lifetime — Motherhood — and get a lesson in what not to not expect when they’re expecting (or not expecting). Guided by the mother of all mothers, Mother Nature, there is wisdom, laughter, tears, and even a little song and dance.
A bit o’ history:
The play was conceived 12 years ago in the San Francisco Bay Area, by 4 moms who joined a writing group, after they were seeking to process their journey into NewMommaLand. Their individual experiences and voices were developed into a theater piece, that managed to touch on many common themes of motherhood…and lo’ and behold Stretchmarks was born. We brought it to the stage and and it has now been performed in many local San Francisco venues, including the Marsh, The Exit, The Phoenix, The Boxcar, The Creativity Theater, and our very own Womb Room Theater. The play has always been very well-recieved over the years, especially by Mommas as our greatest audience base…but, everyone seems to find something to connect with in this highly entertaining “dramedy” that will have you laughing one minute, crying the next, and back to laughing in no time… much like a life in the day of a new mom. 🙂
We have had four generations of women in an audience: daughter, mother, grandmother, great grandmother…and each of them enjoyed the play, and experienced an eye-opening sense of appreciation and connection with each other. In 2013, we took our show on the road to the East Coast for a debut in Baltimore, MD…and received a 5 star review from a DC Theater critic, who raved:
“So if you’re a momma, or if you have ever had a momma,
are thinking of becoming a momma, or know a momma,
have kids or don’t – this is one show that you should
~ Amanda Gunther ~ D.C. Metro Theater Arts