A mother’s perspective

‘Momologues 2’ is this weekend at Hawkeye Theatre

Four women will take the stage at Hawkeye Community Theatre this weekend to portray the ups and downs of being a mother in today’s society.

“It’s a sequel to last year’s momologue,” Amber Rouse, play director, said. “This is more about elementary-aged students and challenges with them.”

The cast members are Nicole Tracy, Jennifer Poole, MaryJo Laupp and Karie Karr.

“A couple of them are returning from Momologues 1,” Rouse said. “They are very humorous ladies. They know how to sell their pieces. They are a lot of fun to work with.”

Rouse said the actresses talk directly to the audience during certain scenes. They also interact with each other.

“It gives a realistic view of what it’s like to be mom,” Rouse said.

The play will feature a mix of comedy and drama.

“It’s really funny,” Rouse said. “There will be lots of laughs.”

She added, “There are some serious moments, too, where they talk about the fears of being a mom. How much you care and love your kid.”

The show makes for a great night out for ladies, she said.

“What I really like about this play is it really gives a fun perspective,” Rouse said. “It’s all women in the play. You don’t get that a lot.”

Men do enjoy the show also.

“Every guy that has gone to it, they say they connect to it and enjoy it as well,” she said. “You get the women’s side to it.”

She added, “Just the way it combines humor with more serious moments. It’s a lot of fun.”

The show will feature mature content. It is not recommended for children.

Tickets will be available at the door or online mkt.com/hawkeyetheatre at a cost of $10.

Proceeds from concessions will go to Domestic Sexual Assault Outreach Center.

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