(Original Title: Plum Pink Pedicure)
(First produced under the title: Plum Pink Pedicure)
Stevens went back to his southern roots with this touching and
funny story of the tumultuous relationship between a mother and
daughter, both of whom have both fallen short of their country
music aspirations. Mother of Pearl first received
a workshop as part of the Eudora Welty Series at New Stage in Jackson,
Mississippi. It then went on to a West Coast premiere at
the Company of Angels in Los Angeles, where it was met with stellar
Mother of Pearl first received a workshop as part
of the Eudora Welty Series at New Stage in Jackson, Mississippi. It
then went on to open at the Company of Angels in Los Angeles.
How was is it received? Check out the reviews.
“Fantastic, fiery, and funny!”
“Vibrant characters and offbeat humor abound.”
“Stevens has written a warm and charming play.”
“A winning mix of Southern charm and woman-on-the-edge. Stevens
brings us into the Southern region with charm and a gracious heart.
There is great strength in the writing. He has woven the action together
seamlessly, moving from high to low, flashback to present day with an
easy grace and endearing soul.”
Mother of Pearl is a play with music. Working with
the multi-talented Joe Patrick Ward (Music) and Trent Walker (Lyrics),
Stevens has created a terrific play about the passions of a country
music songwriter. Mother of Pearl spans the thirty-year
relationship between struggling songwriter Velma Grass and her daughter
Pearl. Much of the story is told in flashbacks, with the supporting
actors playing multiple roles. The action takes place in November 1993
in Nashville, Tennessee and travels back through one of the most exciting
times in country music. Roy Acuff, Minnie Pearl, and the Grand Ole Opry
are all part of the play.
Mother of Pearl was written with a grant from the Tennessee
11 Characters (2 Male, 4 Female)
Multi purpose set
Mother of Pearl is published by I.E. Clark.
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