The Orange County Premiere

The Details

Length: 1 Hour and 25 Minutes (There is NO Intermission)

Genre: Comedy/Drama

Age Recommendation: 15 and up. Children under 10 will not be admitted to the theatre. All patrons must have a ticket.

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March 4-6, 2022

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MY NAME IS MOMMY

Written and Performed by April Wish
Directed and Developed by Jessica Lynn Johnson

MY NAME IS MOMMY celebrates the exhilaration of motherhood, balancing poetic passages with humorous detours into the modern realities of raising small children. April Wish moves forward and backward through time, exploring the pressures and the promises of parenthood.

Unapologetically feminist and powerfully tender, MY NAME IS MOMMY studies a matriarchal family’s traditions, exploring the connection between generations through Wish’s lens as both a mother and a daughter. The show follows her journey as she looks for the bits and pieces of herself she left behind when she stepped into her role as Mother – buried under mountains of toys and traditions.

In this dynamic and often hilarious piece, April Wish has crafted a love letter to her daughter, as well as to the little girl she used to be herself.

 

The Production Team

April Wish (Star and Author of My Name is Mommy)

Returning to the stage after taking time away to raise her children, April Wish has spent a lifetime creating. From hundreds of stage performances to producing nearly a dozen feature films, she is a pioneer in interactive live streaming narrative storytelling and throws really wild themed birthday parties for her kids. Having spent two decades working to support and uplift female voices on stage and on screen, she is excited to be amplifying her own story in MY NAME IS MOMMY. Fresh off a National Tour of San Diego, Wisconsin and Hawaii, MNIM has played to sold out audiences in Los Angeles, garnered a Producer’s Encore Award at The Hollywood Fringe Festival, was extended into a run at The Whitefire Theatre and invited to participate in The Santa Monica Playhouse’s Binge Fringe Festival, the Studio Collaboration at The Long Beach Playhouse as well as The Solo Stars Series at The Lounge Theatre. MNIM was selected to be featured in the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival and New York’s UNITED Solo Festival, prior to the pandemic.


This last year, she performed MNIM on Zoom several times as well as developed her second show, MOMMY MONSTER, presenting it live on Zoom to an international audience….all while making 48 ghost pinatas by hand for her daughter’s Elementary School fundraiser and learning how to teach kindergarten on the fly for her son’s classroom of one. 

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