About the Play

 

 

  Mom's Gift is now available for licensing thru Samuel French Publishers.

 

  MOMíS GIFT was first produced at the Lonny Chapman Group Repertory Theatre in Los Angeles,

  California, in December, 2013. The artistic directors were Larry Eisenberg and Chris Winfield,

  it was directed by Sherry Netherland, the assistant director and sound designer was Steve Shaw,

  the producer was Laura Coker, the set design and construction was by Chris Winfield, the stage

  managers were Britt Chichester, Mindy B. Schiller and Jennifer Levinson, the lighting design was

  by Sabrina Beattie, the costume design was by Lynda Pyka, the publicist was Nora Feldman, the

  marketing was by Ben Goldberg, the program was by Drina Durazo and the cover art was by Doug Haverty.

 

  The cast, in order of appearance, was as follows:

 

            KAT................................................................Gina Yates

            BRITTNEY.....................................................Trisha Hershberger

            MOM..............................................................Julia Silverman

            DAD...............................................................Chris Winfield, Patrick Skelton

            TRISH.............................................................Lisa McGee-Mann

            KEVIN............................................................Cyrus Alexander

            MRS. NORQUIST (Voiceover)....................Laura Coker

 

  The understudies were Paul Cady (KEVIN), Joy Darash (BRITTNEY) and Pascale Gigon (TRISH).

 

  Synopsis:

 

  Mom has been dead for 11 months and shows up at her husbandís birthday party as a ghost with a mission.

  Like Clarence in ďItís A Wonderful Life,Ē she has to accomplish a task to earn her wings. Only what the task

  actually is, is a mystery. There are so many things to fix. The problem is complicated by the fact that the only

  person who can hear or see Mom is her eldest daughter who has been ordered by the court to spend Dadís

  birthday with him as part of her ďanger management program." One by one the family's secrets are peeled

  away revealing a shocking truth that surprises even our ghost.
 

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