Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Write Act Rep Presents The World Premiere Of THE ATHEIST MOTHER This Month

The show will open Sunday, October 16th at 2:00PM.

Write Act Rep Presents The World Premiere Of THE ATHEIST MOTHER This Month

Write Act Repertory presents a new drama by Willard Manus, THE ATHEIST MOTHER. The play is based on the fictionalized life of Madelyn Murray O'Hair, the woman who led the fight to ban prayer in America's public schools. Judith Rose will direct. The world premiere is produced by Write Act Repertory's producing artistic director, John A Lant and Jonathan Harrison is the associate producer. The show will open Sunday, October 16th at 2:00PM, playing 5 weekends at The Brick House Theatre, running through November 13, 2022.

Tickets on sale: https://cloud.broadwayworld.com/rec/ticketclick.cfm?fromlink=2201132®id=9&articlelink=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.brownpapertickets.com%2Fevent%2F5573882?utm_source=BWW2022&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=article&utm_content=bottombuybutton1

O'Hair's battle to take God out of our classrooms became a cause celebre in 1961. The legal case was contested bitterly over the next two years, culminating in the 1963 Supreme Court decision holding that bible reading and prayer recitation in public schools were impermissible under the doctrine of separation of church and state articulated in the first amendment to the U.S. constitution.

O'Hair's enraged enemies in religious and political circles denounced the high courts' decision and called her the most hated woman in America.

The cast includes Sam Aaron, Carlos Chavez, Taylor Donlan, Bruce Nehlsen, and Helen Siff.



THE BRILLIANT DARKNESS! Film Wins 5 Vietnam Golden Kite Awards Photo
The Brilliant Darkness!, the critically acclaimed dark horse of this year's Vietnam box office, has defied cultural odds when its authentically raw depiction of the systemic problem of domestic abuse in Vietnam took home the highest national cinema honors with five Vietnam Golden Kite Awards, including Best Feature Film, Best Screenplay and Best Actress.

Review: CLYDES at Mark Taper Forum Photo
Quite possibly, a perfect production.  Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage’s Tony Award-nominated CLYDE’S at the Mark Taper Forum is heartfelt, funny, and seriously delicious.

HOLIDAY IN THE HILLS Comes to Sutter Street Theatre Photo
Holiday in the Hills brings its holiday cheer to Historic Folsom for the 17th year. Holiday in the Hills is by Mike Jimena & Connie Mockenhaupt, directed by Connie Mockenhaupt & Mike Jimena, with Musical Direction & Choreography by Connie Mockenhaupt, and features Accompanist John Wilder.

Open-Door Playhouse Debuts SIX ITALIANS, SEVEN FISHES Next Month Photo
In the play Six Italians, Seven Fishes, an Italian-American family is gathered at the home of Joe and Marie for Christmas Eve dinner prior to Midnight Mass. Dinner (the seven fishes, a family tradition) is on hold because Vinnie and his Polish wife Peony have not yet arrived.


More Hot Stories For You


THE BRILLIANT DARKNESS! Film Wins 5 Vietnam Golden Kite AwardsTHE BRILLIANT DARKNESS! Film Wins 5 Vietnam Golden Kite Awards
November 26, 2022

The Brilliant Darkness!, the critically acclaimed dark horse of this year's Vietnam box office, has defied cultural odds when its authentically raw depiction of the systemic problem of domestic abuse in Vietnam took home the highest national cinema honors with five Vietnam Golden Kite Awards, including Best Feature Film, Best Screenplay and Best Actress.

25th Anniversary Season Announced At Chance Theater25th Anniversary Season Announced At Chance Theater
November 25, 2022

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, has announced its 2023 Season, which includes four musicals, three plays, and five staged readings of new shows.

HOLIDAY IN THE HILLS Comes to Sutter Street TheatreHOLIDAY IN THE HILLS Comes to Sutter Street Theatre
November 25, 2022

Holiday in the Hills brings its holiday cheer to Historic Folsom for the 17th year. Holiday in the Hills is by Mike Jimena & Connie Mockenhaupt, directed by Connie Mockenhaupt & Mike Jimena, with Musical Direction & Choreography by Connie Mockenhaupt, and features Accompanist John Wilder.

Open-Door Playhouse Debuts SIX ITALIANS, SEVEN FISHES Next MonthOpen-Door Playhouse Debuts SIX ITALIANS, SEVEN FISHES Next Month
November 25, 2022

In the play Six Italians, Seven Fishes, an Italian-American family is gathered at the home of Joe and Marie for Christmas Eve dinner prior to Midnight Mass. Dinner (the seven fishes, a family tradition) is on hold because Vinnie and his Polish wife Peony have not yet arrived.

Sierra Madre Playhouse Presents 'Stories @ The Playhouse: Wings' Next MonthSierra Madre Playhouse Presents 'Stories @ The Playhouse: Wings' Next Month
November 25, 2022

Sierra Madre Playhouse presents the second event in a projected series, Stories @ The Playhouse on Monday, December 5, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. The event consists of true personal storytelling.