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.