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My Mother Had Two Faces: An Evening of Theatre featuring one woman show

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT


My Mother Had Two Faces: Reflections on Beauty Aging and Acceptance, written and performed by Karin Trachtenberg, is coming to the Northampton Center for the Arts on Thursday, May 23rd @7pm. Presented by the Mothers Institute for Collaboration and Art as part of their month-long MICAfest, this evening of theatre will also include a staged reading of “An Evening with Phineas” by MICA founder Lyza Fennell.

My Mother Had Two Faces is an autobiographical one woman dramatic comedy that dares to expose what lies beneath the mask of the perfect mother. Discovering her mother’s diaries after her passing, Karin, the heroine, begins to examine the history of their complicated relationship from the gritty, urban streets of New York to her Swiss mother’s manicured orderliness. Presented in a pseudo-fairytale style, utilizing multimedia and theatrical masks, this solo show tips the Disney delusion on its head, revealing the enchanted as well as the underbelly. Engaged in dialogue with her mirrored reflection, Karin wrestles with her own inner demons.  What does the mirror uncover when we strip away the makeup?

Coming off a triumphant multi-city tour, critics from Hollywood to New York City praised Ms. Trachtenberg’s performance as “riveting and poetic”, “nuanced and moving” and “an eye-opening journey”.  Following the Northampton appearance, My Mother Had Two Faces travels to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer for a month-long run at The Gilded Balloon.

Don’t miss this unforgettable evening of theatre, which will make you laugh, think and perhaps even see yourself reflected in a new light.

WHEN: Thursday, May 23rd @7pm

WHERE: Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley Street, Northampton MA.



May 23
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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Mothers Institute for Collaboration and Art
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Northampton Center for the Arts
33 Hawley Street 01060 + Google Map
(413) 584-7327
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