In the Company of Women

Today was the first rehearsal of a show in which I’m especially proud to play a role. It’s called “Expressing Motherhood,” and I share a stage with 13 amazing women who  tell stories about…well, motherhood.

There are new moms, experienced moms, singing moms, a divorced mom, a mom who gave birth late in her 40s, a mom who’s due in 3 weeks, a woman who never got to be a mom and a mom who shares a story that will stop your heart.

And then there’s me. The only guy.  Batting clean-up in the show with a personal story about my own mom. I hope you will come see it. We open Wednesday at the Elephant Theatre on Santa Monica.  www.expressingmotherhood.com

These women speak such powerful truth: be it funny or furious, sardonic or serious. The stage is bare, but the production is epic.

And I am so fortunate to be in their presence.

It’s the same way I feel about LAFPI. This group has an energy about it that no Super Bowl locker room could ever hope to equal.

When I tell people I’m in a show about motherhood – or a proud member of LAFPI – I get a raised eyebrow or two. And I usually laugh “What can I tell you? Girls are a lot more fun than boys.”  It’s true.

But it’s more than that: women can connect easier, cut through the bullshit faster and get down to business and celebrate what’s truly important in a far more spectacular fashion.

And the food?  It’s always good, and it’s always plentiful. And this fella is just happy to have a seat at the table.

I’m proud to be the first male blogger. Thanks to LAFPI for letting me join your cool club, and congrats on your first anniversary!

6 Comments

  • By Nancy Beverly, April 26, 2011 @ 8:07 am

    Great post, Larry, and so great to have you on the team! Let us know how long your “motherhood” show at the Elephant runs!

  • By Robin Byrd, April 26, 2011 @ 10:37 am

    Wonderful words, Larry! I’ll try to make motherhood show; it sounds phenomenal.

  • By Stacie Burrows, May 1, 2011 @ 6:33 pm

    Larry,
    You are a true gem! I adore you!
    -Stacie

  • By Lorelei Ortega, May 1, 2011 @ 10:35 pm

    Larry- I’m sure you’d be welcome in any cool club. I just love the cast so much; it is wonderful to have such variety. Hopefully, we’ll have lots of people filling the seats this Wednesday through Saturday!

  • By Lisa, May 2, 2011 @ 5:40 pm

    Larry, you are the coolest honorary chick I know. 😉 So fun to be sharing the stage with you. -x-

  • By Shannon, May 3, 2011 @ 9:54 pm

    Larry. I can’t think of a better way to end the show than your amazing, beautiful story. You rock!!

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