Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Pie #5 - Listen to Your Mother's Ann Imig

Mother's Day is this Sunday. 

Do you have a gift for Mom yet? If not, I have the perfect suggestion. Take her to see the Listen to Your Mother Show at 3 pm this Sunday, May 11th at the Barrymore Theatre. You'll not only give Mom the pleasure of your company, but she'll get to see great live readings by local writers, too! (ENTER for a chance to win 2 tickets below.)

What is Listen to Your Mother anyway? According to the show's website, "Listen to Your Mother features live readings by local writers on the beauty, the beast, and the barely-rested of motherhood, in celebration of Mother’s Day. Born of the creative work of mothers who publish on-line, each production is directed, produced, and performed by local communities, for local communities."

The first Listen to Your Mother show was held in Madison in 2010. It was a huge hit! With this success, the show then expanded to other cities as follows: 5 shows in 2011, 10 shows in 2012, 24 shows in 2013 and 32(!) shows in 2014.

Yesterday, I had the pleasure to chat a bit with Ann Imig, National Director of Listen to Your Mother - and this week's pie recipient. As you may have guessed, at this time of the year, she has a lot on her plate (besides pie). 
Ann Imig - National Director of Listen to Your Mother
with Strawberry Rhubarb pie from Hubbard Avenue Diner

I asked Ann to tell me in five words why people should attend Listen to Your Mother, and she answered, "Validation. Celebration. Laughter. Community. Mom."

Along with 12 other women who will read original pieces, Ann will emcee and read her work entitled, "The Children Ate My Gratitude." (P.S. It's hilarious and heart-warming.) 

Come to the show. As someone who's been in the cast once, and in the audience twice, I know what I'm talking about...You won't be disappointed.  Buy tickets here. 10% of Madison ticket proceeds and additional fundraising at the event will benefit the Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center.

Ann has generously donated a pair of tickets to this Sunday's show. If you'd like to enter for a chance to win, please leave a Mom-related comment on this blog post. A random entry will be selected from all entries received by Noon on Friday, 5/9.
Still on the fence? Here are two sample Listen to Your Mother pieces from years past. 

Me - 2011 Listen to Your Mother Show - Madison

My daughter's rebuttal piece in 2012.

Need more? Here are 500+ Listen to Your Mother videosThank you, Ann, in so many, many ways.


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  2. I read in last year's and for once my kids were not embarrassed when I opened my mouth! This is a great way to support mom. I'll be there and will give these tickets to two people who need them, if I win.

  3. I love my mom but since she's already coming I'd love to give free tickets to my dad, who also wants to come! :)