Last weekend, the cast of the Charleston production of Listen To Your Mother met for the first time, and it was like magic.
When I first pulled out my camera, the room was visibly tense. Then, as the rehearsal began, the layers of self-consciousness peeled away as these people poured their hearts onto the table.
To all of the presenters: I just want to say that you are an amazing, beautiful and dynamic bunch. Thank you for sharing your journey with the rest of us. I cannot wait until this group of kindred spirits hits the stage!
After the rehearsal, I checked ticket sales and we had 16 left. And then, they were gone. The show had sold out. And we have this amazing, energetic cast who said, "Let's have another show!"
My head spun around three times, at least. And then, we all said, let's do this!
What is Listen To Your Mother? The project is half live-stage event, half social media project—a bridge that connects Charleston’s writers with our local community and with the world online. The Listen to Your Mother Show started with one performance in Madison, Wisconsin and has now become a nationwide movement (32 cities!) creating a new way to celebrate Mother’s Day by giving a voice to motherhood.
The Charleston show will feature original, live readings from a local cast representing many walks and seasons of life. Here's a glimpse:
The Charleston production of Listen To Your Mother will be held on Sunday, May 4 at 2:00 p.m. (which is currently sold out) and again at 5:00 p.m. 10% of ticket proceeds benefit Postpartum Support Charleston. If you live in Charleston I'd love to see you at the Footlight Players Theatre on May 4. This show is going to be amazing.
Coming up next week, I'll share my Skype chat with OneVoice Founder and Executive Director, Robbie Schaefer, who's also the writer and voice behind a brand new song that I love. I feel like I'm being showered with inspiration and goodness. I'll take it.
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