Posted on 10/09/2018 3:01am by Jennifer Madigan
The Public Theatre begins its 2018-19 Season with the delightful romantic comedy THINGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME playing October 19 - 28. When a young couple takes the “next step” and moves into their first apartment together, both sets of their parents “drop by” from 800 miles away to help them unpack! Is an unfurnished two-bedroom apartment big enough to hold the love, laughter, wisdom and worry of four parents? Funny and touching, this comedy will make you laugh out loud and fall in love all over again.
Director Janet Mitchko says, “This play is both a delightful family comedy and a touching love story. Every parent who has ever watched their child fall in love will recognize the feelings of both joy and trepidation that make for great comedy. Whether you are a parent who has struggled with letting go, or a young person trying to create your own life, this heartwarming story will strike a chord with nearly everyone.”
Our cast includes TPT veterans Bill Van Horn and Mark S. Cartier, both Theater at Monmouth regulars, as the two often clueless but hilariously insightful fathers. The rest of our cast are experienced New York and regional theatre actors making their TPT debuts. The overly helpful moms are played by Donnah Welby and MarTina Vidmar, our young lovers are Caroline Portu and Kelsey J. Nash, and the superintendent of the Chicago apartment building where the play takes place, is Maine State Music Theater regular, Glenn Anderson.
Once again, The Public Theatre will continue its FREE pre-show events on opening night with a beer sampling compliments of Baxter Brewing on October 19th, and a wine-tasting in the lobby provided by The Vault before the Thursday, October 25th performance. A free post-show discussion featuring the cast and director will also directly follow the Sunday, Oct 21st matinee.