This satirical comedy of manners from The Playwrights Realm explodes the form, examining what happens when a group of mothers (plus a nanny and a father) are thrown into circumstances far beyond their control. More…
From the show:
The moms at Mommy-Baby Meetup are used to competing — whoever's the most devoted to her family, has the best-behaved child, and the most satisfied husband wins. But as the chaos of the outside world encroaches on their turf, passive-aggression falls by the wayside, and each mom will have to decide just how much she loves her child.
See it if The Duke is a great theater for the audience. The encouragement and support of women writers is to be commended Some very good talent
Don't see it if "Mothers" does not support praise for motherhood. I was disappointed in the approach to real problem faced by mothers
See it if You enjoy plays with totally unlikeable characters in unbelievable situations.
Don't see it if You aren’t in the mood to see a doomsday play that includes horrific violence and cannabalism ! You need a strong stomach to sit thru this !
See it if you like a play with very unexpected and dramatic twists. Starts out normally but then WOW! Not for the faint of heart. Very intense acting.
Don't see it if you are pregnant or have a baby at home. Some very upsetting scenes. I won't say more.
See it if Becomes more "alive" later on, when apocalypse occurs & characters become aggressive over food for them & their kids. Great cast/well acted.
Don't see it if Before that, scenes drag with lethargic pacing. Could benefit from judicious cuts. Didn't understand last quick scene (with porridge?)
Also The "shocking" surprise involved what happened to a teddy bear.
See it if You like plays that show crazy parents in action and end of the World walking dead type situations
Don't see it if You are squeamish and don’t typically like grotesque scenes
See it if Play turns from a banal playground gathering to a dystopian vision of survival in war. The moms are contentious before and after the change.
Don't see it if I thought the play was dramatic but the beginning was a bit tedious. After the change in tone, it became gruesome and disturbing.
See it if you are interested in a show about trivial parental disagreements that suddenly shift into dystopian horror. Quite a roller coaster ride.
Don't see it if it disturbs you to see a hamster eat its young.
See it if you like plays that critically analyze Millennials coping with society, motherhood, relationships & class and total apocalypse.
Don't see it if you dislike repugnant characters with inconsistent traits & dialog & a jarring apocalypse that "takes" you out of the reality of the play.
See it if you want 2 plays in 1: (1) a satire about competitive mothering at toddler day care, and (2) a dystopian apocalypse brutality. Very bizarre.
Don't see it if you want thoughtful theater. Despite very good acting, the writing sinks this painfully pathological tale which morphs into war & chaos.
See it if you can survive a 1 hr 40 min. war b/w 4 unrelated moms, 1 dad, 5 kids & unseen monsters offstage. The 1 survivor closes w/ Goodnight Moon.
Don't see it if dislike characters who pretend to love their kids but literally sacrifice them.
See it if you want to see an overly long play that has too many plots and not enough coherence.
Don't see it if if you want to see one play. This play is 2 or 3 different plays mashed together.
See it if you want to see a very well acted,witty first half and can put up with a volte-face in the second which does not work well and is disturbing
Don't see it if you don't like future apocalyptic second halves of plays....
See it if You're not afraid of dark, gruesome shows, you like political shows and thinking about it afterwards.
Don't see it if You want a lighthearted show. The show relies on audiences being able to use their imagination in some aspects, but the themes are topical.
See it if You like intelligent. Serious issues were dealt with through humor,great staging, and creativity. The show was very thought provoking. Wow
Don't see it if If you don’t want to see great playwriting performed. I marvel at the authors capacity to raise so many complicated women’s issues. Great
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