My hubby and I were so excited to go out for a date night (you know, those rare things mommy and daddy get to enjoy). Thanks to MamaDramaNY and PLAYTIME! for making this date night possible! PLAYTIME! is a professional, creative, and affordable (just $15 per child) child care service. Our 8 year old got to spend time with her favorite sitters in the world, while my hubby and I sat in the front row. Not only did we have great seats but we were in great company. Little did I know, we were sitting right next to Old School/New School Mom and her beautiful mom. Her little one and my little one got to meet each other as well (at PLAYTIME!). I even spotted *ahem* Broadway legend, Tyne Daily in the audience!
So hey, just because you have children, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on a great show!
The playbill. I love to save these.
Yes we can have everything but having everything isn’t everything or at least that’s what I took with me after seeing Rapture, Blister, Burn at the Playwrights Horizon theatre a couple of weeks ago.
Rapture, Blister, Burn takes dissects feminism in a futuristic way. Catherine (Amy Brenneman), a successful author returns to her hometown to look after her mother (Beth Dixon) who is recovering from heart attack. Admitting to making an important drunken call months before, Catherine finds herself in a fork in the road. Her college ex (Lee Tergesen) married to Gwen (Kellie Overbey) who was also her college roommate in her grad school years, has a family and two children. Avery (Virginia Kull) the sassy, smart, a little naive and daring young woman plays the family babysitter who gets fired early in the first scene but is an integral part of the play.
With Catherine’s mom in a delicate condition (that, by the way, is not as delicate as you may think) strikes fear a sense of emptiness in not having something to fall back on when she’s gone. Gwen has something that Catherine thinks she desires – a loving husband, a family, and children. Catherine tries to make sense of her career path and feels a pull to get back together with Don. Whereas Gwen, the stay at home mother, feels a little envious towards the glamorous life Catherine leads. In a trippy love triangle and a quick man switcharoo, the outcome is one you have to see for yourself.
Mara, ready for Playtime!
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Mara and her wonderful sitter for the night, Nanie.
Go and see this play while you can!
Disclosure: No monetary compensation was provided for this post. Two tickets and PLAYTIME! services were provided by MamaDramaNY for review purposes only. All opinions are my own.