Secret Life of a Mother

Co-produced by The SLOM Collective and The Theatre Centre

The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St. West
October 20–November 11, 2018
Post-show discussion on October 21 (after the 2PM show)
Pre-show reading with Catherine Hernandez on October 27
ASL Interpreted Performance on November 2 at 8:00PM
Free childcare provided on November 3 and 4
Relaxed Performance on November 6 at 8:00PM
Pre-show reading with Claudia Dey on November 7 at 7:30PM

Tickets: Previews (Oct. 20–24) $17
First Week (Oct. 25–28) $20
Student/senior/arts worker (Oct. 30–Nov.11) $22 | Regular (Oct. 30–Nov.11) $30
Service charges may apply
Book 416-538-0988 | PURCHASE ONLINE

A playwright writes an exposé of modern motherhood: a confessional piece about her own darkly funny and taboo-breaking truths. One of her oldest friends, an actress, tells this story, and through it, her own motherhood secrets start to surface.

This isn’t mothers as the butts of jokes, or the villains, or the perfect angels of the house. Secret Life of a Mother reveals what two women are actually experiencing: the raw and transcendent and untold secrets of pregnancy, miscarriage, childbirth, and mothering. This is motherhood for the 21st century: hallucinatory, gothic, and empowered.

Graphic descriptions in the show could be triggering for some people. Please feel free to call the box office, or ask us in person, if you would like more information in advance.

Developed in Residency at The Theatre Centre.
With support from The Canada Council for the Arts, The Toronto Arts Council, The Ontario Arts Council, and with Residency’s lead sponsor, BMO Financial.

Written by Hannah Moscovitch with Maev Beaty and Ann-Marie Kerr
Co-created with Marinda de Beer
Core Creator and Director: Ann-Marie Kerr
Core Creator and Playwright: Hannah Moscovitch
Core Creator and Actor: Maev Beaty
Core Creator, Producer, and Stage Manager: Marinda de Beer
Scenic Design by Camellia Koo
Lighting Design by Leigh Ann Vardy
Associate Lighting Design by Kaileigh Krysztofiak
Projection by Cameron Davis
Sound Design by Debashis Sinha
Costume Design by Erika Connor
Props Builder: Haley Reap
Vocal Coach: Fides Krucker
Creative Producer for The Theatre Centre Aislinn Rose

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ASL Interpretation (On November 2nd) Provided by Sage Lovell, Gaitrie Persaud, and
Rogue Benjamin through Deaf Spectrum

Performance Dates
Approximate Run Time: 80 minutes
Saturday, October 20 – 8:00PM – Preview
Sunday, October 21 – 2:00PM – Preview + a free post show panel with the creators to discuss the challenges and rewards of being a working artist while raising children
Tuesday, October 23 – 8:00PM – Preview
Wednesday, October 24 – 8:00PM – Preview
Thursday, October 25 – 8:00PM – OPENING
Friday, October 26 – 8:00PM
Saturday, October 27 – 8:00PM – Pre-show reading with award-winning author Catherine Hernandez
Sunday, October 28 – 2:00PM
Tuesday, October 30 – 8:00PM
Wednesday, October 31 – 8:00PM
Thursday, November 1 – 8:00PM
Friday, November 2 – 8:00PM – ASL Interpreted Performance
Saturday, November 3 – 8:00PM – Childcare Performance. We are providing free childcare at The Theatre Centre during this show time. If you require child care please contact the box office at 416-538-0988 to book you tickets and your child a spot.
Sunday, November 4 – 2:00PM - Childcare Performance. We are providing free childcare at The Theatre Centre during this show time. If you require child care please contact the box office at 416-538-0988 to book you tickets and your child a spot.
Tuesday, Novemebr 6 – 8:00PM Relaxed Performance*
Wednesday, November 7 – 8:00PM Pre-show reading with Claudia Dey at 7:30PM
Thursday, November 8 – 8:00PM
Friday, November 9 – 8:00PM
Saturday, November 10 – 8:00PM
Sunday, November 11 – 2:00PM

*Relaxed Performances are designed to welcome audience members who will benefit from a more relaxed environment, including (but not limited to) patrons with sensory processing conditions, Autism, a learning or intellectual disability, or parents with babes in arms. There is a more casual approach to noise and movement within the theatre space. There is also the ability to come and go from the space as needed. If you have any questions about the Relaxed Performance or to book tickets please call the box office at 416-538-0988. For more information visit the Relaxed Performance page.