Romantic Comedy by Bernard Slade
Motherhood Out Loud
by Leslie Ayvazian, Brooke Berman, David Cale, Beth Henley, Lameece Issaq, Claire LaZebnick, Lisa Loomer, Michele Lowe, Marcoe Pennette, Theresa Rebeck, Luanne Rice, Annie Weisman, & Cheryl L. West
Directed by Melissa Stanley, Heather Dodd, Gina Gambony, & Rhoda Gary
"what really impresses in “Motherhood” is the quality of writing matched by the perfect cast members to enact each skit... While the show provides a fair share of heavy commentary, it also comes with a large heaping of hilarity—sometimes both bombarding the stage. "
"I wasn’t expecting to walk away thinking this, but I do: It’s the best production I’ve seen from Big Dawg to date." - Encore
"'Motherhood' is a powerful source of inspiration [and] creation"
"...as a whole the production company births the baby, nurtures it, reigns it in and then sends it out into the world as the complete entity 'Motherhood Out Loud.' It's a comprehensive look at what it is to be a mother and a validating experience for the more than 75 percent of American women who are mothers." - StarNews
by David Botrell & Jessie Jones, Directed by Ron Hasson
"Everyone onstage deserves attention for their dedication to playing these caricatures....
Susan Auten and John “Perk” Perkinson also bring stellar cameos as Norval and Veda. They keep the crowd hunched over in laughter. Perkinson understands physical comedy to a tee and nails it....
I love the way Director Ron Hasson handles the breaks between sets. Four stage hands move furniture and sing hymnals, which come through appropriately ironic considering the thick of the plot....
“Dearly Departed” embraces clichés of Southern life many will find hilarious: trailer parks, funeral-fainting, infidelity, chicken buckets, unruly kids, bad business ideas, Bible-thumping … it’s all there. ...“Dearly Departed” has an audience awaiting its adoration." - Encore
"Bursting with sharply written barbs and all of the dysfunctional comedy that comes with family gatherings, the parody takes advantage of Southern stereotypes...
"Dearly Departed" is an ensemble effort that hinges on the little piece each character adds to the mix. And what a concoction it is." - StarNews