If you’re anything like me, each year Mother’s Day rolls around and I scramble to pick up some fresh flowers and a card at the grocery store. Now that I’m a mother myself, I realize that this is not the most thoughtful way to show my mom how much she means to me and to thank her for all she’s done.
This year there’s a great opportunity to not only show mom you put some thought into her gift, but also share an experience that you’ll both enjoy. There’s a unique performance called Listen To Your Mother scheduled for May 7 in Valparaiso’s historic Memorial Opera House. Listen To Your Mother is a nation-wide production, but features locally-cast writers and actors that do live readings about their thoughts, experiences and emotions related to motherhood and parenting.
The northwest Indiana show is being led by Stephanie Precourt, a mother, writer and blogger living in this area of the state. Several other northwest Indiana residents (including some dads!) have been cast in the show.
So take mom out for a night on the town, and then ask her to share her stories and memories. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door, but they are going fast. And no one wants to disappoint mom by not planning ahead, right? Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. (Central time). The Memorial Opera House is located 104 Indiana Avenue in downtown Valparaiso.
Photo courtesy of Memorial Opera House.