Lisa Peterson (The Poor Itch), who staged the work in a developmental run at the Bay Street Theatre, directs the Hartford run that began March 3 and will run through March 21. In addition to Graff (City of Angels, Les Miserables, A Class Act) and Irving ("Yentl," Coast of Utopia, Three Sisters), Motherhood features April Yvette Thompson (A Raisin in the Sun) and James Lecesne (The Boys in the Band, I Am My Own Wife).
Co-conceived by Susan Rose and Joan Stein, the work includes contributions from Leslie Ayvazian, David Cale, Jessica Goldberg, Beth Henley, Lameece Issaq, Lisa Loomer, Michele Lowe, Brett Paesel, Marco Pennette, Theresa Rebeck, Luanne Rice, Adriana Trigiani, Annie Weisman and Cheryl West.
Motherhood Out Loud, according to Hartford, "celebrates the very personal, diverse, funny, exciting, touching and altogether extraordinary experiences that boldly expose the unabashed truths that unite us all. From stepmoms to single moms, immigrant moms to grandmothers, and new moms to empty nesters, Motherhood Out Loud reveals with illuminating insight (and humor), the raw emotions and rocky roads we travel in life."
The design team includes Rachel Hauck (scenic design), David Woolard (costume design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design), Jill DuBoff (sound design) and Emily Hubley (animation design).
For tickets and more information, phone (860) 527-5151 or visit hartfordstage.org.