Thursday, February 03, 2011

Staged Reading of a Work-in-Progress

A woman sets out to film a video message for her toddler daughter to watch on her twelfth birthday. Struggling to find the right words and technologically challenged, she embarks upon what she considers a "dress rehearsal." Armed with animal puppets, tap shoes, and a wickedly dark sense of humor, she explores the daunting task of passing on some kind of motherly wisdom. Through a series of candid stories about her own growth to maturity, she tries to justify why she's making choices that will prevent her from being part of her little girl's life. Faced with the pressure of a limited time in which to complete her project, she confronts aspects of her identity that are the source of her deepest fears and greatest strengths.

written and performed by Mary Lipple

with dramaturgy and direction by Kyle Bostian

Tuesday, March 15 and Wednesday, March 16, 8:00 PM
Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater
542 Penn Avenue, PGH, PA 15222

(Enter through the parking garage and go to the 2nd floor)

Free admission. Limited seating. Reservations recommended.

Running time is just over an hour, to be followed by a talkback.

To reserve seats, email with the date you'd like to attend.