The Atlantic Theater Co. will present Siobhan Fallon's Momma in January. The playwright will star in her one-woman comedy on Jan. 22, 28 and 29.
Momma is the story of rural upstate New Yorker Sharon Stenchel and her “desperate quest to have a baby.” Stenchel’s “bizarre path to motherhood” takes her to New York City where the goes to meet with a fertility herbalist; on the way Stenchel encounters all manner of challenges, while exploring her relationships with family, strangers, medical professionals and her husband.
Fallon’s one woman show, What Can I Tell You? was presented at Second Stage, Hollywood Repertory Theater and the San Diego Repertory Theater. She also appeared in American Splendor at Theatre Hollywood. Here theater credits include in Luck, Pluck & Virtue directed by James Lapine and As You Like It directed by Adrian Hall at the New York Shakespeare Festival. Her film credits include “Dancer in the Dark,” “Big Trouble,” “Boiler Room,” “A Cool, Dry Place,” “Men In Black,” “Fools Rush In,” “Forrest Gump” and “The Paper.”
Fallon’s play will be directed by Alysa Wishingrad at the Atlantic. Wishingrad has been a member of the Atlantic Theater Company since 1988. Her directing credits there include a benefit staged reading of The Women starring Sigourney Weaver, Marisa Tomei and Kristen Johnston as well as a number of one acts including works by Pinter, Mamet and Shel Silverstein.
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