Sunday, March 14, 2010

When Mark Bucher Tells me to Post Info About the Boulevard Theatre's New Production of "It's Your Mother", I do it.

A Press release from Mark Bucher at the Boulevard Theatre. How could I change a word?

Boulevard Theatre closes triumphant 24th season with
Patricia Durante's and Betsy Tuxill's fresh, delightful comedy


(March 30-May 9, 2010)

Marion Araujo
Lisa Golda
Christine Horgen
Melissa Keith
Jenny Kostreva
Rachel Lewandowski
Shemagne O'Keefe
Barbara Weber
Brook Wegner

This cast list is subject to change.
Other cast members to be announced.
Meryl Streep is considering joining the cast!

Directed by Boulevard Artistic Director Mark Bucher


Join the Boulevard Theatre for this Milwaukee premiere as Milwaukee's first pioneer of alternative storefront theatre closes its 24th season with Patricia Durante & Betsy Tuxill's charming new play IT'S YOUR MOTHER! This delightful, yet touching script hilariously explores the "Mother Versus Daughter" dynamic.

And IT'S YOUR MOTHER! is absolutely the best way to shake off the last dregs of Wisconsin winter and embrace our long-awaited spring. This 80-minute romp is guaranteed to put a spring in patrons' steps and awaken the dormant humor which has hibernated all winter long.

IT'S YOUR MOTHER!, a play by Betsy Tuxill and Patricia Durante, takes a comedic look at the mother/child relationship. Through a series of scenes and monologues, IT'S YOUR MOTHER! explores the tensions inherent in the relationship between mothers and daughters. From a daughter's first visit home after going off to college to a mother and daughter planning a wedding and the inevitable conflicts which always arise (choice of career, choice of spouse, and--of course-- how to raise children!), this new work by the East Coast team of Durante & Tuxill is always honest, often hysterical and, at times, deeply touching.

The play is great fun for anyone who has, had, or is a mother. After selling out and being extended in its New York premiere at The Manhattan Repertory Theatre in July of 2009, the show will make its Midwest Premiere at the Boulevard Theatre.

And the play has roots (just like your daughter's various hair colors!) in Milwaukee. Actress/playwright Patricia Durante is a former Milwaukeean who lived in Milwaukee for several years and who performed with the Skylight Theatre, First Stage Theatre and previously with the Boulevard (the critically-acclaimed and standing-room-only production of Claudia Shear's invigorating one-woman show BLOWN SIDEWAYS THROUGH LIFE!). Ms. Tuxill is an established and respected educator on the East Coast.

Boulevard Artistic Director Mark Bucher directs this exciting new work which celebrates the female experience while championing artistic opportunities for female playwrights and actresses. Call 414. 744. 5757 to reserve tickets or visit the Ensemble's website at All performances are at the Boulevard Theatre, located at 2252 South Kinnickinnic (one-half block north of the intersection of the intersection of Lincoln Avenue & Kinnickinnic). Group sales especially welcome.

Hurry, this one is already selling quickly---some dates already SOLD-OUT. (By the way, your Mother called---she wants you to see this show. And comb your hair!)
Meet the playwrights and chat with the cast at talk-backs following the first week of performances! Playwrights Patricia Durante & Betsy Tuxill will be in Milwaukee for most of the opening week. Attend the show and stay for talk-backs with the cast and the playwrights! This is a rare chance to meet the writers and enjoy a friendly chat with the large cast. Hurry, some shows opening week are already sold-out.

And don't forget a chance to enjoy an exclusive "SNEAK PREVIEW!" of IT'S YOUR MOTHER!

On Saturday,March 27th @ 2 pm at Boswell Books, The Boulevard Ensemble will perform an exclusive preview performance with the cast of "It's Your Mother". This exclusive "sneak preview" will feature selections from the play as well as a "Question & Answer" period with the actresses. And there will be some delicious "home-made" & "home-baked" snacks just bursting with a "Mother's touch."

Boswell Books is located at 2559 North Downer Avenue on Milwaukee's fabulous East Side. Call the Boulevard at 414. 744. 5757 for more information or Boswell Books at (414) 332-1181.

Performance Times & Dates for
Patricia Durante's and Betsy Tuxill's charming original comedy

Tuesday, March 30th @ 7:30 pm PREVIEW
Wednesday, March 31st @ 7:30 pm OPENING SOLD-OUT!
Thursday, April 1st @ 7:30 pm
Friday, April 2nd @ 8 pm
Saturday, April 3rd @ 8 pm
Sunday, April 4th @ 2:30 pm

*Playwrights Durante & Tuxill will be in Milwaukee for most of the opening week.
Attend the show and stay for talk-backs with the cast and the playwrights!

Saturday, April 10th @ 8 pm
Sunday, April 11th @ 2:30 pm

Saturday, April 17th @ 8 pm
Sunday, April 18th @ 2:30 pm

Saturday, April 24th @ 8 pm
Sunday, April 25th @ 2:30 pm

Saturday, May 1st @ 8 pm
Sunday, May 2nd @ 2:30 pm

Friday, May 7th @ 8 pm
ADDED SHOW on Saturday, May 8th @ 4 pm SOLD-OUT!
Saturday, May 8th @ 8 pm
Sunday, May 9th @ 2:30 pm

OK, I would change one thing. It makes my teeth hurt when my neighborhood is referred to as "the fabulous East Side." Almost as much as when Bay View is referred to as "the other East Side."

Don't forget, that's a Boulevard Theatre preview and Q&A, on Saturday, March 27th, 2 PM.

1 comment:

Boulevard Theatre said...

Thanks Daniel, We are looking foward to it!

-Boulevard Staff