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VIDEO: MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD Company Talks New Primary Stages Production

Primary Stages will present the New York premiere of Motherhood Out Loud, conceived by Susan R. Rose and Joan Stein. Directed by Lisa Peterson, the cast will feature Mary Bacon, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Randy Graff and James Lecesne. On press day, August 23, the cast spoke to Givenik about the new show. Hear what they have to say below!

Performances begin Tuesday, September 20, 2011 for a limited run through Saturday, October 29, 2011 at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Opening night is set for Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

When entrusting the subject of motherhood to such a dazzling collection of celebrated American writers, what results is a joyous, moving, hilarious, and altogether thrilling theatrical play. Utterly unpredictable, Motherhood Out Loud shatters traditional notions about parenthood, unveils its inherent comedy and celebrates the deeply personal truths that span and unite generations. Motherhood Out Loud reveals with illuminating insight the humor, raw emotions and rocky roads we experience in life. Written by Leslie Ayvazian, David Cale, Jessica Goldberg, Beth Henley, Lameece Issaq, Claire LaZebnik, Lisa Loomer, Michele Lowe, Marco Pennette, Theresa Rebeck, LuAnne Rice, Annie Weisman and Cheryl L. West, under the direction of Lisa Peterson, Motherhood Out Loud received its triumphant World Premiere at Hartford Stage and recently completed its West Coast premiere at the Geffen Playhouse (as In Mother Words).

The creative team includes Rachel Hauk (Set), David C. Woolard (Costumes), Christopher Kuhl (Lights), Jill B.C. DuBoff (Sound), Jan Hartley (Projections), Emily Hubley (Animation) and Donald S. Fried (Production Stage Manager).

Motherhood Out Loud will play the following performance schedule: Tuesdays-Thursdays at 7:00 p.m., Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 3:00 p.m. on September 25, October 2 & 9, and a special Wednesday matinee at 2:00 p.m. on October 12. Following the public performances on October 6 & 13, there will be a special "Artist/Audience Talkback" for the attendees of those performances.

Single tickets for Motherhood Out Loud are priced at $46 for the first two weeks (September 20 - October 2) and $66 for all remaining performances (October 5 - 29). $1 will be added to all Motherhood Out Loud tickets as a donation to their charity partner, Choices in Childbirth. Tickets may be purchased by calling Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200, online at, or in person at the 59E59 Theaters Box Office. Group Tickets (6+) are $36 each for the first two weeks (September 20 - October 2) and $46 each for all remaining performances (October 5 - 29), and are available by calling (212) 840-9705, ext. 204. Please visit the website at, or call (212) 840-9705 for additional information.

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