*SOLD OUT* – Playhouse presents “Motherhood Out Loud” to standing ovation and over-sold crowd!

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FIRST FRIDAYS! Play: Motherhood Out Loud

By Leslie Ayvazian, David Cale, Jessica Goldberg, Beth Henley, Lameece Issaq, Claire LaZebnik, Lisa Loomer, Michele Lowe, Marco Pennette, Theresa Rebeck, Luanne Rice, Annie Weisman, Cheryl L. West and  Brooke Berman
Directed By Howard Shangraw
Starring: Miri Hunter, Jeanette Knight, Analisa Pilecki, Elizabeth Grace Schmelling, Jasmine Shaffer, Howard Shangraw, and Bianca Collins

MAY 6 @ 7pm
TICKETS: $7  Includes complimentary drink.  Cash Bar.

JOSHUA TREE, CA — Just in time for Mother’s Day, the Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s prestigious Hi-Desert Playhouse theater division will present its tenth production this season with the hilarious and touching comedy MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD.  Written by a stunning collection of American writers, MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD celebrates the joy, humor and heartwarming realities of being a mother through monologues, sketches and stories. This one-night-only performance as a part of the Playhouse’s popular First Fridays! Reader’s Theater Series will take place this Friday, May 6 at 7pm at the Cultural Center’s state-of-the-art Blak Box Theater.

Featuring a brilliant cast under the direction of Playhouse Artistic Director Howard Shangraw, the production stars Miri Hunter, Jeanette Knight, Analisa Pilecki, Elizabeth Grace Schmelling, Jasmine Shaffer, Bianca Collins, and Howard Shangraw.

MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD never fails to strike both the funny bone and the heart.  Anyone who is or has a mother, a stepmother, a foster mother, or anything in between will be able to relate to and enjoy this insightful piece…Put aside any preconceived notions about the topic…the play will grab you, as a mother in any form has a long-lasting effect whether you like it or not.” —BackStage

Where directors, playwrights, and actors rehearse and present exceptional reader’s theater, the Reader’s Theater series showcases superb acting talent in a professional setting with an intent to create thoughtful discussion and social community for live theater actors and enthusiasts.  General admission tickets are only $7 and include one beverage.  A cash bar is also available.

To purchase tickets or for more information patrons may visit www.hidesertculturalcenter.org, visit the Hi-Desert Cultural Center Box Office in person Monday through Friday from 1-5pm, or call the Box Office at 760.366.3777 from 9am-5pm.  The Hi-Desert Cultural Center is located at 61231 Hwy 62 in Joshua Tree, CA.

HDCC Motherhood Out Loud Press Photo

FROM LEFT: Miri Hunter, Bianca Collins, Jasmine Shaffer, Howard Shangraw, Analisa Pilecki, Elizabeth Grace Schmelling, and Jeanette Knight.


GREAT NEWS FOR SEASON PACKAGE TICKET HOLDERS! Should your schedule change and you find yourself needing to attend a performance on a different date — if you give the Box Office at least 48 hours notice prior to your ticketed performance, management will attempt to exchange your ticket for a different performance of the same show!