The United Solo Theatre Festival's MY THREE MOMS Opens 11/3
MY THREE MOMS: One birthed her, one nursed her, one raised her. Now she's burying all three. A daughter returns to the red clay of Georgia to bury her three moms and shape her own identity. Good Lord Almighty! Who are all these crazy people at the funerals?!
The accomplished actress, Virginia Bryan, has written her first play - a one-woman show based on her own life experience growing up with three mothers in the Bible Belt South. The show premiered at the Peoples Improv Theatre in February, 2010 and went on to play at the 2010 New York International Fringe Festival and at Stage Left Studio in NYC. In the play, Bryan plays herself and a slew of quirky characters, including family members and local towns people. The main character is the matriarch of the highly-revered Georgia family, Aunt Zooie, who sugar-coats everything, including death by touting "we've got a life to celebrate" as she enters each funeral. Dark family secrets are revealed throughout which build to the final climax where the daughter realizes that what she thought was, wasn't. The show is funny, thoughtful, and heart-wrenching.
Virginia Bryan (Writer and Performer) is an actress that has that rare mix of accessible and beautiful; a deft comedienne, she has been flooded with praise for her work in the films SLUTTY SUMMER and A FOUR LETTER WORD, for which she won Best Supporting Actress at the 2008 San Diego Filmout Festival. The New York Times called Virginia "excellent," for her role as Marilyn in A FOUR LETTER WORD, and Variety referred to her as "the very affecting Virginia Bryan." In 2008, Virginia was in the FringeNYC's production of RAISED BY LESBIANS, where TimeOut's review singled her out as "the very funny Virginia Bryan." Many critics compare her to a young Annette Bening, with whom she shares a sense of old world gentility that makes her perfect for either the upstairs or downstairs of a British period piece. Whether a fierce television producer (called "shark-like" in GAMESHOW by critic Peter Filichia) or a tortured romantic (as in SLUTTY SUMMER), her larger than life personality shows through, and audiences melt.
November 3, 2011 9pm.
Tickets: $18. For tickets visit www.unitedsolo.org