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Free solo show about mother-daughter
relationship at Liston Campus April 13
April 9, 2012
The Charles Sullivan Fund for the Arts and Humanities, the Community College of Rhode Island Performing Arts Department and CCRI Players will present Mary-Beth Manning in a free performance of her acclaimed solo play “MOTHER” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 13, at the CCRI Liston Campus, 1 Hilton St., Providence.
The play, subtitled “she’s with you wherever you go,” is the story of one daughter’s journey to find herself, even with her mother’s apron strings tethered around her neck. According to Manning’s website, it’s a true tale about an extraordinary Irish-Catholic mother and a complicated relationship that will take the audience on a roller-coaster journey from survival to forgiveness and all the insane and life-affirming moments in between.
LA Weekly, which nominated “MOTHER” for best solo performance, wrote, “… lively and well-crafted, writer, actor Mary-Beth Manning’s show pays tribute to her mother's expansive spirit, Manning's storytelling gifts, her timing and sense of irony create an entertaining and involving solo show that transcends the ordinary … a poignant climax.”
After playing in California, “MOTHER” made its New York City debut at the 15th annual New York International Fringe Festival in 2011.
The Charles Sullivan Fund for the Arts and Humanities, created in honor of longtime CCRI professor and arts advocate Charles Sullivan, supports a variety of cultural, arts and humanities opportunities that benefit students, faculty and staff at the community college’s four campuses.