Motherhood Out Loud OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

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Opening Night:
October 4, 2011
Closing:
October 29, 2011

Theater: 59E59 Theaters / 59 East 59th St., New York, NY, 10022

Synopsis: 

When entrusting the subject of motherhood to such a dazzling collection of celebrated American writers, what results is a joyous, moving, hilarious, and altogether thrilling theatrical play. Utterly unpredictable, Motherhood Out Loud shatters traditional notions about parenthood, unveils its inherent comedy and celebrates the deeply personal truths that span and unite generations.
Motherhood Out Loud reveals with illuminating insight the humor, raw emotions and rocky roads we experience in life. Primary Stages presents the New York premiere of the new play, co-conceived by Susan R. Rose and Joan Stein, and written by Leslie Ayvazian, David Cale, Jessica Goldberg, Beth Henley, Lameece Isaaq, Claire LaZebnik, Lisa Loomer, Michele Lowe, Marco Pennette, Theresa Rebeck, Luanne Rice, Annie Weisman and Cheryl L. West, under the direction of Lisa Peterson.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Motherhood Out Loud

    Pain-Free Delivery? Not for These Moms

    Charles Isherwood

    October 4, 2011: Giving birth is, by wide report, among the most painful experiences a human being can endure while remaining conscious. But there are times when witnessing unpalatable theater seems to deserve a place in the top 10.

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  • NY1 REVIEW OF Motherhood Out Loud

    Motherhood Out Loud

    Roma Torre

    October 5, 2011: What could be more universal than motherhood? It's easy to justify crafting an entire show on the topic. The hard part is avoiding the Hallmark treatment. Mothers are, after all, sacred beings: I am one. I should know. But we're not all saints. And credit Susan Rose and Joan Stein, whose billing was aptly worded "Conceived By", for striking just the right balance.

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  • NY DAILY NEWS REVIEW OF Motherhood Out Loud

    Motherhood Out Loud

    Joe Dziemianowicz

    October 5, 2011: Randy Graff is such a good actress she could probably make reciting Mother's Day cards sound fascinating. As it happens, Graff and three other fine actors are required to do something similar to that in "Motherhood Out Loud," a collection of maternal musings that tend to be sweet and slight.

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  • BACKSTAGE REVIEW OF Motherhood Out Loud

    Motherhood Out Loud

    Suzy Evans

    October 4, 2011: Motherhood comes in all shapes and sizes, and "Motherhood Out Loud," a series of monologues on the diverse and cyclical nature of maternity, never fails to strike both the funny bone and the heart. Anyone who is or has a mother, a stepmother, a foster mother, or anything in between will be able to relate to and enjoy this insightful piece, conceived by Susan Rose and Joan Stein.

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  • THEATERMANIA REVIEW OF Motherhood Out Loud

    Motherhood Out Loud

    Sandy MacDonald

    October 5, 2011: If the title of Motherhood Out Loud, the group of monologues and short scenes currently being presented by Primary Stages at 59E59 Theatres, instills a certain degree of dread, you should just overcome it!

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