Staceyann Chin's MotherStruck!, Helmed by Cynthia Nixon, Begins Tonight

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Staceyann Chin's newest solo show about motherhood, MotherStruck!, debuts Dec. 4 at Off-Broadway's Lynn Redgrave Theater. Directed by Cynthia Nixon, the show is co-produced by Culture Project and Rosie O’Donnell.

An official opening night is scheduled for Dec. 14.

MotherStruck!, according to production notes, "sets forth Staceyann Chin’s personal journey to motherhood as a single woman, lesbian and activist who does not have health insurance or a 'serious, stable financial set up,' but wants to have a child. Told through Chin’s uniquely personal and poetic lens, this solo show explores how the process changed her life and how she makes peace with what she learns from this profound experience."

Staceyann Chin
Staceyann Chin

The show had been postponed indefinitely just two days before the first preview in September. A spokesperson for Culture Project commented at that time that the organization was still planning to produce the work at a later date.

About MotherStruck!, Culture Project artistic director Allan Buchman said in an earlier statement: "It gives voice to an important artist, poet, and performer – a black, Chinese woman who is gay and miles from the comforts of white elitism."

Chin is an award-winning spoken-word artist, LGBT rights activist and best-selling author of "The Other Side of Paradise: A Memoir." She has appeared on television and radio including "The Oprah Winfrey Show," CNN and PBS.

The Lynn Redgrave Theater is located at 45 Bleecker St., New York. Tickets can be purchased by calling OvationTix at (866) 811-4111 or online at CultureProject.org.

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