Following Last-Minute Cancellation, Staceyann Chin's MotherStruck! Will Play Off-Broadway

News   Following Last-Minute Cancellation, Staceyann Chin's MotherStruck! Will Play Off-Broadway
Following a last-minute cancellation in September, Staceyann Chin's newest solo show about motherhood, MotherStruck!, will debut next month at the Lynn Redgrave Theater. Directed by Cynthia Nixon, the show is being co-produced by Culture Project and Rosie O’Donnell.

Performances are now set to begin Dec. 4, with an official opening night 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 was 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 but could not confirm exactly when.

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 bestselling 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

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