- $16 for one ticket to see The Group Repertory Theatre Presents Mom's Gift (up to $25.75 value)
- When: any show, December 13–January 19. Shows take place Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
- Where: Lonny Chapman Theatre
- Section: general admission
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
The value of this deal is based on regular ticket prices and doesn't reflect student or senior discounts.
She's a good mom who always puts her family first—even through she died 11 months ago. For reasons unknown, Mom didn't make it to the pearly gates like she thought she would. Instead, she's roaming the earth on a mission to earn her wings, much like Clarence in It's a Wonderful Life or a pilot-in-training who's afraid of heights. She returns home on an unspecified task to find her family not doing so well without her. Her daughter, Kat, is there for dad's birthday on court order, as part her anger-management program, and adds to the complexity of Mom's mission by being the only one able to see her. But Mom begins sifting through the family's problems anyway, peeling away the secrets to not only help free herself from the living world, but to heal those she's leaving behind. Making its world premiere at the Lonny Chapman Theatre, Mom's Gift is family comedy packed with the heart and humor that's become expected of award-winning playwright Phil Olson, creator of hits such as Don't Hug Me and A Nice Family Gathering.
The Group Repertory Theatre
With a history of productions that tend to leave audiences' heads spinning from laughter, it makes sense that that The Group Repertory Theater was founded in a former laudromat. That was May of 1973, when they were just 12 actors beaming with that "let's put on a show!" spirit. Although ambitious, they needed an artistic director to steer the ship. Meanwhile, Lonny Chapman was in search of a theater troupe to artistically direct when he wandered into their tiny show. Perhaps it was fate or excess static cling that brought them together, but it was a perfect partnership that quickly led to hit shows, bigger audiences, and even a bigger theater. Now permanently housed at the Lonny Chapman Theatre, the company has ballooned to 80 actors, writers, directors, and technicians who fill the seasons with comedies, dramas, mysteries, and world premieres. Although Lonny passed in 2007, the company has never steered off course of his vision: "First, to entertain, then to illuminate the human condition—and never be boring."