Julie Kramer directs Amy Wilson's play, which stars playwright Wilson. The production will play the North Carolina venue through Oct. 26.
In a statement playwright Wilson said, "The response has been remarkable. I thought I was the only one who ran myself ragged and still had a house that looked like the town dump. I thought I was the only one with a voice in my head saying 'Don't be happy! Worry!' But the audiences who have seen this show — women and men, parents, and not, perfectionists all — said they were a lot like me: racked with guilt over all the things we won't, in a million years, have time to do anything about, except feel bad. I can't wait to meet audiences all over this country and spread the message: lose the Mother Load, and remember how to enjoy your kids."
Mother Load, according to press notes, is a "hilarious exposé of the mom-eat-mom world of competitive parenting. While it's never been easy to be a mother, today's demands for perfection turn the stress up to a whole new level. The show is based on Wilson's own experience as the mother of three children under five. Despite her best efforts, Wilson found herself caught up in the pressure-cooker environment of modern motherhood, where a toddler's birthday party must be catered, the 'right' stroller costs eight hundred dollars, and nursery school applications require thoughtful essay writing."
The current tour itinerary follows:
Sept. 30-Oct. 26 at the Studio Theater in Charlotte, NC
Jan. 20, 2009-Feb. 1, 2009 at Theatre 4301 in Scottsdale, AZ
Feb. 12-15 at Charles W. Eisemann Center in Richardson, TX
March 24-29 at Merrimack Hall in Huntsville, AL
April 14 at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA
April 15-19 at CityStage in Springfield, MA
May 12-17 at the Jaeb Theater in Tampa, FL
Studio Theater is located at 101 N. College Street in Charlotte, NC. For more information visit www.motherloadshow.com.