On Friday May 2nd, a good sized crowd gathered at the Town Hall Theatre for the 2nd annual Listen to Your Mother Show Plumas County.
Moms and non-moms, dads, daughters and sons, aunts, uncles, cousins, co-workers, friends and neighbors gathered to hear ten women take the stage and give us brave, funny, heartfelt accounts of real motherhood.
Here’s a taste of what they heard–one line from each of our cast members that gives you a glimmer of the energy and spirit of our show:
If we can come up with the mannered “ED” for erectile dysfunction, surely we can coin a more ego-friendly term for women who don’t dilate. Can you imagine diagnosing a man with “failure to erect”?
“Hell, I’d settle for being able to use the bathroom all by myself.”
How could you leave me here to raise your children all alone?
It’s complicated/Like most relationships.
My stance? The doctor never encouraged “just one more push and your owner’s manual will be here…?”
I am the only daughter of a woman whose motto was “one is not truly a lady until one has crossed the Champs Elysee at traffic hours in stiletto heels.
One of my favorite experiences in life is to drive alone, in a silent car, silently, without children… in silence.
I wouldn’t be alive today without my mom.
He held me with that look until I thought I would die in a euphoria of unconditional love.
We lost the kids in August. We got them back in November. It was the longest season ever. It took everything in my power to stand up for the truth.
THANK YOU to everyone who auditioned, to our ten readers, and to our alumni in the audience. Special thanks to our families and friends who helped with photography, ushering, ticket sales, and general moral support.
THANK YOU to our Plumas County production team: Co-Producers Pat Bradley and Plumas Arts.
And huge HUGE thanks to national sponsors Chevrolet and BlogHer for enabling LTYM to give Motherhood A Microphone for another season, and to our amazing local sponsors who made the Plumas show possible: Oak Knoll Engineering, Lupines Natural Foods, Wretched Productions, Sterling Sage, Sego Lily Designs, Friends of Plumas County Animals, DeMartile Automotives, Quincy Yoga & Wellness Center, Alley Cat Cafe and Josefina Fine Knits.
Thank you, Plumas County, for celebrating Mother’s Day with LTYM once again! It’s an honor and a privilege to see our community come together to celebrate all these wonderful ME TOO moments of mothering, not mothering, our moms, and ourselves.
We’ll be back soon with more photos, fun, and our final donation total to Indian Valley Youth Summit. And don’t worry if you missed the show, because video from all 32 shows will be released on our LTYMShow YouTube channel this summer!!