Media

My Mother’s Story has attracted attention from the media since our first show in 2006. Here’s a sampling of some of the stories written about this project:CBC Radio Sunday Edition documentary on My Mother’s Story meetings – produced by Karen Levine and Teresa Goff, broadcast May 8, 2006. 20 minutes long.

Rants, Raves And Reviews: “My Mother’s Story”: A Mother’s Perspective – by Gillian Lockitch, ImmediateTheatre.com review of 2007 show.

“My Mother’s Story”: A Daughter’s Perspectiveby Amanda Lockitch, ImmediateTheatre.com review of 2007 show.

The Vancouver Sun May 8, 2008

My Mother’s Story becoming a must-attend event

Sure, buy a bunch of flowers and take her to brunch. But what might really tickle Mom’s fancy this Sunday (Hello? Mother’s Day?) is to sit with you in the audience at My Mother’s Story.

BY THE VANCOUVER SUN MAY 8, 2008 BE THE FIRST TO POST A COMMENT

Sure, buy a bunch of flowers and take her to brunch. But what might really tickle Mom’s fancy this Sunday (Hello? Mother’s Day?) is to sit with you in the audience at My Mother’s Story.

A whole host of Vancouver’s top performing talent, female division, takes to the stage at UNITY of Vancouver (Oak at 42nd) for the third in what is quickly becoming a must-attend event for moms and their grown-up kids. It all started when Vancouver actress Marilyn Norry was at a wedding and heard an amazing story by a woman about her mother.

Norry was so taken by the magic of that five-minute tale that she fired off an e-mail to every woman in the arts she could think of — please give me your mother’s story, in 2,000 words or less.

Hey, presto! — a 2006 show with 20 performers and their stories sold out. So did the next one in 2007.

Sunday’s shows, at 2 and 7:30 p.m., are scheduled to include these performers: Beverley Elliott, Candace O’Connor, Dolores Drake, Eileen Barrett, Frances Flanagan, Heather Feeney, Jennifer Juniper Angeli, Joy Coghill, Judith Berlin, Julia Arkos, Laura Di Cicco, Lisa Bunting, Louise Phillips, Mary Monks, Marcy Goldberg, Marion Eisman, Natalie Gibson, Nimet Kanji, Ruth McIntosh, Sharon Heath, Jenn Griffin and Marilyn Norry herself.

Tickets are $30 (go to www.gigtickets.ca or call 1-866-705-5437 (ext. 4051). You can also go to www.mymothersstory.org for a storehouse of stories.

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Seeing Mother as a Person – by Christopher Sun, The Royal City Record, April 26,2008

October 2011.  Gaetan Charlebois’ blog on Canadian Theatre  The Charlebois Post – Canada featured an article by Marilyn Norry on the history and creation of the ever evolving stage shows called My Mother’s Story. Check it out here

If you want to know more about My Mother’s Story and Mothership Stories Society contact

Marilyn Norry at 604-831-0856 or mothersstory[at]gmail[dot]com