MOTHER LOAD

Genre: Comedy
Written and Performed Amy Wilson, Developed with and Directed by Julie Kramer

MOTHER LOAD is a hilarious exposé of the cutthroat world of competitive parenting. Moms everywhere feel the pressure to be perfect, but in New York City, that pressure is turned up to 11.

Nothing could have prepared Amy Wilson for the high-pressure environment of Manhattan motherhood, where a toddler's birthday party must be catered, a stroller costs eight hundred dollars, and nursery school applications require thoughtful essay writing. From prenatal yoga to preschool interviews, actress and writer Wilson struggles to throw off the "Mother Load" of unrealistic

expectations, ignore the competitive "sanctimommies" lurking in every playgroup, and somehow find the time to enjoy her kids.

Anyone who has fed their kids dinosaur chicken nuggets three times this week will identify with Amy's guilt, and cheer as she frees herself from it. You'll love MOTHER LOAD whether you are a mom-- or just have one!

Preview:   04/21/07
Open:   05/04/07
Close:   06/16/07

Schedule:
Tuesdays at 8 p.m. (beginning 5/8)
Wednesdays “Moms’ Matinee” at 11 a.m.
Wednesdays – Saturdays at 8 p.m.

There is an added 3 p.m. preview performance on Sunday, April 22.
Theater:   Sage Theater
Address:   711 7th Avenue (btwn 47th & 48th St
New York, NY 10036
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Cost:$45.00
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ticket Central at 212-279-4200
  AMY WILSON appeared on Broadway as "Sunny Freitag," the Atlanta ingénue, in the Tony-Award-winning play The Last Night of Ballyhoo. Other New York theater credits include Hobson's Choice (Atlantic Theater Company), Hamlet (Target Margin), Young Goodman Brown (by Richard Foreman), Landlocked (Miranda Theatre Company), and Memory Play, with Eli Wallach (Women's Project New Directors Series). She is a summa cum laude graduate of Yale University.

Amy was a series regular on the sitcoms Norm (ABC) with Norm MacDonald, and Daddio (NBC) with Michael Chiklis, and had a recurring role on Felicity. She has also appeared on Ed, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Deadline, Boston Common, and All My Children. Her film credits include Kinsey, Kissing Jessica Stein, Keeping the Faith, and Ira and Abby.

Amy is also the author of three other one-woman shows. A Cookie Full of Arsenic: My Life as a Femme Fatale was featured at the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. She also worked as a sketch comedy writer and performer with LIVE ON TAPE. That group developed a sketch comedy show for NBC, which was shot in Saturday Night Live's studios.

But her favorite productions are her 4-year-old and 2-year-old sons, whom she raises with her husband David here in New York City.