Through the years, we’ve followed the moms, Jill Daum, Alison Kelly, Robin Nicol, Barbara Pollard and Deborah Williams, as they experienced the trials and tribulations of becoming new parents, suffered through teenage tempers and hormones, and now they’re back with the kids grown and leaving the nest. After decades of being mom, see what happens when the kids are grown and fly the coop and maybe return. Do you rejoice, worry, or lament?
Even though the kids have moved out, the moms find they can’t stop being Mom. Their own lives keep moving on, and now they have to deal with aging, menopause, divorce, marriage challenges, libido changes, mental health and more. Just like real-life moms, Mom’s The Word 3 handles life’s challenges with wit, compassion, anger, beer and friendship. Along the way the audience is treated to some side-splitting humour, blunt advice, crass insights, hilarious musical interludes, grace and heart-wrenching emotion. Even the heavier story arc, surrounding Jill Daum and her husband John Mann’s challenges living with Alzheimers are handled with dignity and light.
Judging by the laughter and emotion from the audience, the play struck the right notes for the moms present. However, you don’t have to be a mom to enjoy Mom’s The Word 3 – Nest Half Empty, you just have to have one.
Mom’s The Word 3 – Nest Half Empty plays at The Arts Club Theatre Company Granville Island Stage until May 6th.