Mother. We owe her our life – literally. She’s our No. 1 cheerleader but never hesitates to put us in our place. Her words of advice still ring in our ears decades later, whether or not we want to hear them.
Paper Slip Theatre returns to Jacoby Arts Center to celebrate our special relationship with our moms with “Mum’s the Word” at 8:00 p.m. Friday, May 6.
A cross between “Whose Line Is It Anyway” and the classic “Queen for a Day,” the cast of Paper Slip Theatre will play a series of improv comedy games throughout the evening. Many of these games are familiar to Jacoby audiences and can be seen on the hit television show, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”
“It’s Mother’s Day weekend so I thought what better way to celebrate it by creating an entire improv show around our mothers,” says Paper Slip Theatre artistic director Ed Reggi.
Reggi will interview mothers in the audience, along with some of their family members, and use their pearls of wisdom to create live improvisational scenes.
“The audience will watch some of those amazing mom stories come to life onstage; however, the cast will be honoring our mothers in the show. We never make fun of mom. Instead, we shine a spotlight on everything our moms do,” says Reggi. “It will be fun for the moms and the entire audience.”
Paper Slip Theatre is the region’s oldest professional improvisational theatre company, making audiences laugh since 2000. Reggi, its founder and artistic director, is an Emmy award winning commercial actor, director, screenwriter and producer. The ensemble Paper Slip Theatre is named after the classic improv game that takes audience suggestions written on tiny slips of paper, which the performers must incorporate throughout the game.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or follow the link at http://jacobyartscenter.org/events. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Doors open 30 minutes in advance. Cash bar available.
Jacoby’s Summer Music Series begins Friday, June 10, 8:00 p.m. with three well-known area musicians – pianist Gigi Darr, singer Jessica Butler and bassist Rich Mendoza – appearing together as a trio for the first time. On Saturday, June 18, 7:00 p.m., the six-piece band Typsy Gypsy performs. More information on these and other upcoming performances will be posted on Jacoby’s website and released to the public later.