Monique Edwards and Laura Ceron Join MY CHILD - MOTHERS OF WAR 4/26 at The Hudson Backstage Theatre
MONIQUE EDWARDS is a multi-talented actor, singer, director and humanitarian who has steadily built a solid reputation in television, film, stage and commercials. Most recently, Ms. Edwards completed filming episodes of the new CBS hit series Battle Creek, starring Josh Duhamel & Dean Winters, ABC Family's critically acclaimed drama The Fosters as well as TNT's long running flagship drama Rizzoli & Isles. Prior to that she landed a recurring role on How I Met Your Mother and appeared in The Social Network as well as the sleeper Indie film To Save a Life. Ms. Edwards has also guest starred on many top rated shows such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Lie to Me, Without A Trace, The X-Files, Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond and a Peabody-award winning episode of Boston Public. She received a nomination for Best Actress from the ADA for her work in The Emerald Society.
LAURA CERON was born in Mexico City. At age 10 Laura and family moved to Elgin,a suburb of Chicago. Where she learned how to speak English and saw snow for the first time. Shortly after High School she became a member of The Latino Chicago Theater Co. where she got her training on stage and starred in many of the innovative production. After 13 years on stage with LCTC and recurring as Anita Marrón on the short-lived ABC drama Missing Persons (1993), Laura moved to Los Angeles, where she joined the supporting cast of the NBC drama "ER" (1994-2009) in the penultimate episode of the 1st season, Directed by Quentin Tarantino. She went on to complete the 15 season drama series. Ms. Ceron continues to work and live in Los Angeles.
ABOUT MY CHILD - MOTHERS OF WAR - The play is based on Angeliki Giannakopoulos' award winning documentary of the same name, now recreated for the stage. Also featuring Frances Fisher, Melina Kanakaredes, Mimi Rogers, and Jean Smart set to perform this collection of monologues. Based on the true stories of mothers whose lives were radically changed when their sons and daughters were sent to fight the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.The women represent very different opinions about war, politics, social and cultural issues. Despite these strong differences, as mothers they all share a limitless love for their children - their backgrounds may differ but they agree on this concern -- All they want is a world in which they can live in peace, but at what cost?
For additional show and cast information, go to www.plays411.com/mychild. Opening April 26th through May 31st, 2015. Performances are Sunday's 7:00PM. General admission: $30.00 (Opening Gala 4/26: $50.00).