What are you doing on Mother’s Day? I have a brilliant idea for you.
Spend the morning and early afternoon with your family. Make the day about them and you and celebrate being together. At 4pm tell them you are taking a few hours to yourself. You will be doing something for YOU. As part of your celebration, it’s important for you to nourish your soul with a certain something that isn’t necessarily meant for kids under the age of 12, hence you need to go alone, or with your mother, your sisters, your aunts, your girlfriends That certain something is LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER.
Created by humorist (and now someone I am so proud to call my friend), Ann Imig of Ann’s Rants, the show is a “live reading by local writers on the beauty, the beast, and the barely-rested of motherhood” and is coming to NYC for the second time. I happen to be a member of the producing team, quite proudly as a matter of fact.
Showcasing moving, socially relevant and humorous stories about a range of modern mothering experiences, the Listen To Your Mother Reading Series is a unique national event taking place this May in 24 cities across the United States. NYC is one of them. Included in the cast of the New York City show are former Editor in Chief of Redbook Magazine Stacy Morrison (now Editor in Chief of BlogHer.com), comedian Jaime Fernandez, New York City creative writing teacher Susan Buttenwieser, social justice attorney and LGBT activist Nívea Castro and author Tracy Beckerman (whose book Lost in Suburbia: A Momoir comes out in early April).
Also featured in the NYC cast are preschool teacher and day camp director Sasha Schreiner, actors Laura Pruden and Elizabeth Robinson, Harlem native DeBorah Gray, novelist Rebecca Land Soodak (Henny on the Couch), and writers Mary Beth Coudal, Kim Forde, Nicole Goodwin, Marinka, Barb Patrick, Sofia Quintero (who recently won a Women’s Media Center Social Media Award), Sandy Rustin (who wrote the hit Off-Broadway show Rated P for Parenthood) and Virginia Watkins. Also included are my fellow crew members Amy Wilson, Varda Steinhardt and Shari Simpson.
Their stories will make you laugh, make you cry and make you reflect on the institution of motherhood. Whether you are a mother or a daughter, you will experience a deep connection to our show.
The Listen To Your Mother Reading Series NYC Show will take place on Mother’s Day, Sunday, 5/12 at 5pm at Peter Norton Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). Tickets are $25 (advance), $30 (at the door) and can be purchased in advance online at www.ListenToYourMotherShow.com/NYC.
I’m thrilled to be giving away a pair of tickets to the show. To win the pair, tell me who you plan on bringing to the show.
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This giveaway will end on Wednesday, May 8th at midnight. Winner will be posted here and on the Culture Mom Facebook page and via email and will have 24 hours to accept their prize.
Disclosure: I was not compensated to run this giveaway. The tickets to the show were also complimentary but all opinions expressed are my own.