Anyone with a child under the age of five is well aware of the trials and tribulations surrounding childbirth and raising a child, the good times, the bad, the horrific and the utterly disgusting. Sometimes you just don’t know whether to laugh or cry.
Well, the Curtain Call Players are giving parents of young tots something to laugh about with its upcoming production of MOMologues.
“MOMologues is an original comedy about motherhood written by three US mothers,” explains Dawn Peters, part of the cast of MOMologues.
The play is a series of dialogues and monologues detailing the ordeals of childbirth and detailing pregnancy through the age of five, when the children start school.
The Curtain Call Players put on the performance for one night last year for the Aberdeen Hospital Auxiliary and it sold out, so they were keen to put it on again.
“This time it will take place at the deCoste Centre in Pictou,” explains Peters. “There were so many people that thought it was just so funny that they wanted to come back.”
The two-hour performance shows a small glimpse into the lives of four ordinary women, showing the good, the bad, and the ugly.
“Being a mom, you definitely have to have a sense of humour,” says Peters. “And it’s not just for women; men will also find it quite funny, but from a different perspective.”
As Peter’s character says, “Motherhood is the toughest job you’ll ever love,” while her character goes through the trials of morning sickness and the ‘glow’ of pregnancy as a means of covering up the bloating, sickness and oh so much more.
“The play is definitely not for children under 12,” she says. “The language as well as the content are not suited for children as there are scenes where they dispel Santa and the Easter Bunny.”
The four women will be portrayed by Peters, Tammy Kontuck, Cynthia Outred and Hilary March.
“Anyone with children can definitely relate, because they have been there before. It’s really funny, punchy, witty and brutally honest about motherhood and runs the gamut in that it’s not just a one-sided take on motherhood.”
Peters adds that MOMologues is probably the funniest show the Curtain Call Players have put on.
“It has the most laughs and is unpredictable in that you don’t know what’s coming.
Tickets for the show, September 28 and 29 at 8 p.m. are available at the deCoste Entertainment Centre.