Mommy

Mommy has lost Baby. It is not clear if the child has been kidnapped, killed or simply grown up and left home. In fact, we never learn what has happened to this nameless being. Mommy fills her life by keeping herself busy in the kitchen and grieving her loss. As time passes she is visited by different dimensions of herself: Naomi whose body is shaped by deep memories of her father; Bea Better whose own disappointment with her mother has led her to embrace a smiling acceptance of the world (which she teaches in workshops); Esteem, a white witch and medium who becomes a conduit in returning Mommy to an encounter with her own mother as an embryo.
The play concludes with a rape/murder. Mommy continues to look for Baby, knowing that this will keep her alive.

“And you keep looking. And you look. And you make yourself alive by looking.”

 

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