In May, I participated in the off, off Broadway sensation – surely you’ve heard of it – 10 city wide and growing – sold out performance - 3rd annual homage to motherhood - Listen To Your Mother.
When I first heard about the auditions, I thought the requirement was to say something about my own mother. Well that’s me out, I thought, figuring no one should have to Listen to My Mother. Eventually, I understood that this was a show about all perspectives of motherhood from anyone who has had a mother, been a mother, tried to be a mother, had no interest in being a mother or heard tell of mothers. I qualified and landed on stage with 14 other ladies and a gentleman to share a few thoughts about the personal, the political, the perverted and the paranormal of motherhood - well, maybe not all those things exactly, but it sounds exciting, doesn't it?
I’m making my way through the videos from all 10 cities not because I feel obligated as a fellow Listen To Your Mother cast member but because I can’t stop. Each reading lasts 5 to 10 minutes, which is not a huge commitment in itself. And, like a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food, I take one bite, certain that I only need that one taste of sweet before I replace the lid and put that container away, and somehow end up with a spoon licked clean and a carton scraped empty.
You may experience the same indulgent satisfaction after your first vid. Give it a go. Part I HERE. Part II HERE.