written & performed by: April Wish directed by: brandon sean pearson
about Mommy Monster
April Wish's second solo show is shrouded in dandelions, smothered in butterfly kisses and buried in laundry. It is a hysterical, affectionate and searing portrait of modern motherhood. Achingly loving and daringly personal, Wish lays bare the realities of mom rage and examines a mother's love that is so big, so wild, it burns like the sun.
Born of parenting through a pandemic, the work explores the complexities of sibling relationships and the impossibility of perfection while asking: how do you raise a good, kind, gentle boy in a world - in a country - that isn't always good or kind... and is never gentle?