Mary Birdsong
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Mary Birdsong
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Broadway veteran and Reno 911 star Mary Birdsong will join the previously reported Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Jane Kaczmarek, and James Lecesne in the West Coast premiere of In Mother Words, to play the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse, February 15-May 1, with an opening set for February 23. Lisa Peterson will direct.

Conceived by Susan Rose and Joan Stein, the show is a collection of stories on the universal subject of motherhood. It features works by Leslie Ayvazian, David Cale, Jessica Goldberg, Beth Henley, Lameece Issaq, Lisa Loomer, Michele Lowe, Marco Pennette, Lisa Ramirez, Theresa Rebeck, Luanne Rice, Annie Weisman, and Cheryl L. West.

The creative team will include Rachel Hauck (set), David Woolard (costumes), Christopher Kuhl (lighting), Jill DuBoff (sound), Jan Hartley (projections), and Emily Hubbley (animations).

Ekulona and Lecesne will star in the entire three month run of the show. Birdsong and Kaczmarek will appear in the first part of the run, through March 15. Additional performers will be announced at a later date.

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