LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER is a national series of live readings by local writers on the beauty, the beast, and the barely-rested of motherhood in celebration of Mother's Day. Shows are in cities all across the United States. This 8th annual production in St. Louis promises to take you on a journey you will not soon forget!
Motherhood comes in many forms, with a variety of names and descriptors—mother, mama, grandma, nana, auntie, godmother, big sister, foster, step and of course, dad. We want it all—every story, every smile, every tear, every laugh, every tone, every testimony and every struggle. Auditioners need not BE mothers to speak on what motherhood means to them.
It's a joy to bring this show to our great city for the 8th YEAR in a row. It's a lot of work, but so worth it!
Whether you're a cast member, a past cast member, a sponsor of the show, or a member of the audience - The Grandel and everyone affiliated with LTYM will do everything we can to make sure everyone is safe. That is why the show is scheduled for Saturday, September 25th at 11am and 3pm.
This one was from our 2013 Inaugural Year. 'Liar Liar, Mom Jeans on Fire'...Love you, Jill Orr!
In 2015, our dear friend Joanne Grana wrote and performed the most beautiful story about her Mother, "SHE NEVER COMPLAINED". She brought down the house with this heartfelt 'love letter' to her sweet Mom. God, how I love this show!
Hannah Mayer brought down the house with her hilarious story of how 'Payback is a Bitch, Sucker' in so many ways. Hannah told her first story in 2013, and then performed a new hysterical, and very insightful story for all of us in 2019. Thank you, Hannah - hopefully, we'll see you again soon.
This is such a beautiful story. You will have to watch it, to believe it. Lori Sauerwein bravely stood up at two sold-out shows in 2016 to tell her story and the story of a Mother she had never met, but will have a forever bond with. Get your tissues ready.
I'm not being dramatic by saying that this story changed me in so many ways. To say that this woman was brave beyond her years, is the understatement of the decade. Watch and be amazed at this beautiful, strong, and wonderful Mother.
I always say, "The reason why God gave me children so late in life, is because by the time my daughter's are sixteen - I'll be dead!" After watching this story, you'll completely understand my theory.
Thank you Kathy Weisman for providing us the most wonderful slideshows...every single year!