Mama Mama Can’t You See By Stan Mayer and Cecilia Fairchild Directed by Zach Davidson May 13-29, 2022 Fri & Sat
Mama Mama Can’t You See
By Stan Mayer and Cecilia Fairchild
Directed by Zach Davidson
May 13-29, 2022
Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm & 7pm
At The Other Space Theatre
916 N. Formosa Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
“How odd it was, that being dead was so much like being alive.”
Coin & Ghost, LA’s theatrical home for remixed mythology, presents the world premiere of Stan Mayer & Cecilia Fairchild’s Mama Mama Can’t You See. Based on Mayer’s life as a U.S. Marine, the play is a unique, existential war story, marrying physicality and surrealism to give an emotional context to the landscape of war.
Mama Mama centers on a particularly harrowing moment from Mayer’s first deployment to Iraq: May 7th, 2005, when his Humvee was struck by a suicide vehicle-borne IED. His gunner and best friend, Lance, was killed immediately. Mayer woke up in the burning Humvee, then stepped out into a deadly firefight. This play is a metaphysical meditation on that moment. The experience of modern war becomes a shared identity among four Marines in Iraq and four sex workers from the American Civil War, who find themselves crossing paths in the space between life and death, a moment that resonates into eternity.
As part of our commitment to developing authentic relationships with the communities represented on our stages, 5% of all MAMA MAMA ticket sales will be donated to veteran-focused non-profits.
may 13 (Friday) - 29 (Sunday)
The Other Space at The Actors Company
916A N. Formosa Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90046
Opening weekend is Pay-What-You-Can