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 the special relationship with moms with “Mum’s the Word” at 8 p.m. Friday, May 6.
A cross between “Whose Line Is It Anyway” and the classic “Queen for a Day,” the cast 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,” Paper Slip Theatre artistic director Ed Reggi said.
Reggi will interview mothers in the audience, along with 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,” Reggi said. “We never make fun of mom. Instead, we shine a spotlight on everything our moms do. It will be fun for the moms and the entire audience.”
Paper Slip Theatre is the region’s oldest professional improvisational theater 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 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 at 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 at 8 p.m. Friday, June 10, 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. The six-piece band Typsy Gypsy performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 18.