There are many weird and wonderful turns on the road to Enlightenment, as Natalie Kim and Karen Fitzgerald discover in their comedic and offbeat solo shows, billed collectively as Yo Hot Mama(s)!
The six-performance run at the MITF comes on the heels of sold-out appearances at Soho's HERE Arts Center, where Ms. Kim and Ms. Fitzgerald first decided to unite their thematically related solo pieces into one wildly entertaining evening of theater that is at turns both touching and hilarious.
In Yo Hot Mama(s)!, Natalie ponders the question: what happens when you meet the man of your dreams and want to run away? The answer is in her mothers - three of them to be exact - and the Chinese Buddhist WASPs who help her find the answer. And post-divorce, Karen travels to India for "enlightenment" and finds herself getting turned on instead! Yet something - everything - keeps getting in her way. From Chinese Buddhist temples to encounters with French, Indian and Brazilian men, these two intrepid women put the personal pieces of their lives together in the most irreverent ways, in journeys that resemble Eat, Pray, Love run amok.