When Listen to Your Mother began on Mother’s Day 2010, the live series of readings by local writers about the “beauty, the beast, and the barely rested of motherhood” took place in only one city – creator Ann Imig’s hometown of Madison, Wisconsin.
The response to that first production was overwhelming, and in the few short years that followed, Listen to Your Mother grew quickly, “giving Mother’s Day a microphone” in cities across the country, from Austin to Chicago to New York to Los Angeles.
And this year, Listen to Your Mother is finally, FINALLY coming to St. Louis.
St. Louis has been selected as one of 24 cities nationwide that will host a live production of Listen to Your Mother this spring in celebration of Mother’s Day 2013. The show, which is part of “a national series of original live-readings shared on local stages and via social media,” will feature several local writers reading their personal stories about motherhood, and will take place on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the St. Luke’s Institute for Health Education in Chesterfield.
For Suzanne Tucker, one of the four local women co-producing and directing the St. Louis production, bringing Listen to Your Mother to the stage represents an amazing opportunity to start a genuine conversation about what being a mom REALLY entails.