Go see 'Mommy Dance'

Letter to the editor

Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2003

I have to admit that I was slightly apprehensive about Perseverance Theatre's current production of "The Mommy Dance." Not to stereotype fellow moms, but I asked myself: Can one woman so busy being a mom have any energy left to reach the high level of the sensational theatre that we have come to expect from this organization?

Community theatre this piece is not! Jill Bess is an astounding and versatile actress, singer, comedian and playwright. She revels in the topics many moms contend with - the temper tantrums, exhaustion, disarrayed home and the overwhelming desire to know that there is recognition outside motherhood - each with the appropriate amount of humor, song, dance and sympathy.

I have recommended "The Mommy Dance" to many people - stay at home moms feeling they need more, working moms who feel they need less, content moms - and anyone who lives with them.

Go see this play - let someone else watch the kids and watch someone else go crazy for a few hours.

Pam Johansen


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