L.A. Run of In Mother Words Adopts Harriet Harris and Mia Barron

News   L.A. Run of In Mother Words Adopts Harriet Harris and Mia Barron
Tony Award winner Harriet Harris (Thoroughly Modern Millie) and Geffen Playhouse alumna Mia Barron (Farragut North) join Drama Desk Award nominee Saidah Arrika Ekoluna (Ruined) and actor/activist James Lecesne (The Trevor Project) in the final two weeks of In Mother Words at Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.

Harriet Harris
Harriet Harris

Harris and Barron begin March 16. This is a schedule change from what was previously announced; after its traditional six-week run, the production will now close on March 27. Performances began Feb. 15.

Conceived by Susan Rose and Joan Stein and directed by Lisa Peterson, the show — on the topic of mothers and children — offers short pieces by Pulitzer Prize winner Beth Henley, Pulitzer Prize nominee Lisa Loomer, two-time Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award finalist Michele Lowe, Peabody Award winner Theresa Rebeck, best-selling author Luanne Rice, as well as Leslie Ayvazian, David Cale, Jessica Goldberg, Lameece Isaaq, Claire LaZebnik, Marco Pennette, Lisa Ramirez, Annie Weisman and Cheryl L. West.

As previously reported, In Mother Words is New York City-bound. It has been announced for the 2011-12 season of Off-Broadway's Primary Stages.

According to Geffen notes, "These playwrights' combined stories give voice to mothers and children of all ages, races and even sexes — resulting in an eye-opening, poignant and irresistible evening."

In Mother Words had two workshops in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater in 2008, before it opened with the title Motherhood Out Loud at Bay Street Theatre in the Hamptons in the summer of 2009; last fall the play had its official world premiere at Hartford Stage.

For more information, visit www.geffenplayhouse.com.

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