“…captivates with its heart, humour, and honesty” —THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT
Their kids are grown, their marriages have “evolved,” and their bodies are backfiring. Life doesn’t get any prettier, but it never strays far from ludicrous or poignant as the moms continue to mine their personal history for every embarrassing detail. Filled with insights, secrets, and ribald humour, this new show from the moms you love is both hysterical and deeply touching.
"…a perfect balance of emotion and comedy…a performance you really do not want to miss” —LORDS OF DOGWOOD
Celebrating the incredible success of the Mom’s the Word series, director Wayne Harrison says, “This group of women changed the theatrical landscape, not just in Canada, but on several continents. Last year alone, productions toured in Scotland, Germany, and Canada.”
“…riotous & poignant…” —BROKENLEGREVIEWS
First conceived in 1993 by a group of Vancouver actors who had become “exhausted, bedraggled, amateur mothers,” Mom’s the Word became an immediate hit. The first show premiered at the Arts Club in 1995, with the moms sharing their experiences of new parenthood. In 2005, Mom’s the Word 2: Unhinged chronicled the good, the bad, and the ugly of raising teenagers and the moms’ own aging. Then, in 2009, both shows were combined to produce Mom’s the Word: Remixed.
In the latest instalment, Mom’s the Word 3: Nest ½ Empty, the moms recount the trials and tribulations of adult children. Featuring rocky relationships, parenting mishaps, and AquaFit crushes, the moms are back and ready to talk about it all. The moms say it best: “We gotta keep going, so we may as well laugh while we can!”
Original Director - Wayne Harrison
Set and Costume Designer - Pam Johnson
Lighting Designer (Original) - Marsha Sibthorpe
Sound and Projection Designer - Kate De Lorme
Stage Manager - Marijka Asbeek Brusse
Assistant Stage Manager - Sandra Drag
AN ARTS CLUB THEATRE COMPANY PRODUCTION, VANCOUVER
Mom’s the Word 3: Nest ½ Empty is generously sponsored by Parc Retirement Living, Villa Marco Polo Inn and 98.5 the Ocean.
The Belfry is generously supported by The Times Colonist and Helijet.
The Belfry is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of BC, BC Arts Council, CRD Arts Development and the City of Victoria.
Tickets for Mom’s the Word 3: Nest ½ Empty start at $25 (plus GST). Tickets are available at 250-385-6815 or online at tickets.belfry.bc.ca. Prices are subject to change.
For our weekday evening performances we offer a limited number of last minute rush tickets at a discount. Rush tickets are:
> available at the Box Office 30 minutes before each evening performance (Tuesday to Friday),
> in person only,
> subject to availability, and
> 40% off our regular Zone 2 (Yellow Section) and Zone 3 (Red Section) ticket prices.
High School Students – 50%
University / College / Post Secondary Students – 25%
Seniors – 10%
Members of the Military – 25%
Groups (10 or more) – 10%
Performance Schedule (July 24 – August 12)
Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30 pm
Friday & Saturday at 8 pm
Saturday Matinees at 4 pm
Sunday Matinees at 2 pm
Wednesday Matinee (August 8) at 1 pm
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