Life Without Baby

Filling the silence in the motherhood discussion

Expressing Motherhood – Part III February 26, 2011

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about going to see my friend in a show called Expressing Motherhood. I wrote a post about my trepidation and facing my demons head-on, and a follow-up about my surprise reaction to the show.

Mali left this comment:  

“What a difference it would have made if the performance had […] included the story of one infertile woman. We would all have felt included then, and positive towards the performance.”

Great suggestion, I thought, so I contacted the producers, and to cut a long story short, when the show reopens in April with a new cast, yours truly will be out there flying the non-mom flag.

Ok, so I’m pretty excited about this, but I bought fresh scallops from the fishmonger today and it’s almost dinner time, so I’ll keep it brief. Just know that this won’t be the last you’ll hear about this. I’m really pleased that the producers were open to this idea and I’m nervous but excited about having a captive audience of moms to hear my story. My hope is to be able to open a few eyes and maybe get people thinking a little about their own friends and family who don’t have children. It’s going to be interesting.

So, here are the basic deets, for any of you who happen to be in the Los Angeles area and think you might be up to seeing the show:

Expressing Motherhood

Mother’s Day Show (Yup, that’s right!)

April 27, 28, 29 & 30

May 4, 5, 6 & 7

Elephant Space

6322 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles

Tickets are $20 from, and if you buy on March 1 and use the code “Five” you can save $5.

I’ll keep you posted.


11 Responses to “Expressing Motherhood – Part III”

  1. Sue Says:

    Rock on! THAT IS AWESOME!!!

  2. Lindsay Says:

    We are very excited to have you share your story with us!

  3. TinaAnn Says:

    I really wish I was closer and could see the show! Good for you – I’m impressed by your courage and willingness to put yourself out there as a voice for all of us.

  4. Christy Says:

    That’s amazing!

    Would you consider posting/publishing your monologue (after the show closes) for those of us who can’t make it?

  5. ebc Says:

    that’s fabulous!! way to get your side of the “topic” out there!

  6. Lynn Says:

    Fabulous news!!!!

  7. Mali Says:

    Oh wow. I’m speechless. And devastated that I live on the other side of the Pacific Ocean and can’t come see you.

  8. Lily Says:

    I so wish I could be there to see you perform and I love that they are including you in the show. Would love to find out if they will tape it so we can all see you perform, too! Good luck!

  9. Elena Says:

    you are so cool!!

  10. lmanterfield Says:

    Thanks so much. I’m pretty excited about it. I’m hoping to be able to film it so I can post it. 🙂

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