Michael Disher and Ilene Beckerman are at it again! I’m so excited for their third collaboration for Southampton Cultural Center, “Mom, It’s MY Wedding!,” which opens tomorrow night,Thursday, January 15, and stages through February 1 at SCC’s Levitas Center for the Arts.
This new play, written and conceived by Beckerman and Disher, examines the unexpected pitfalls, pauses and inevitable bonding between mothers and daughters as they plan the most important day in a woman’s life. With tension and humor, Beckerman and Disher explore every bridal choice – and consequence. And the effects upon the entire family. The duo’s other collaborations include Disher directing Ms. Beckerman in her autobiographical role in “Love, Loss and What I Wore” and penning “Sex: What She’s Really Thinking.”
“Wedding” stars Brooke Alexander, Linda Aydinian, Daniel Becker, Susan Cincotta, Allison-Rose DeTemple. Holly Marie Dunn, Rebecca Edana,Stephanie Grady, Karin Greene, Tom Gregory, Samantha Honig, Barbara Jo Howard, Joan Lyons, Catherine Maloney, Mitchell Robin, April Schiavonni, Mary Sabo, Frances Sherman, Danielle Shuman, Josephine Wallace and Susan Wojcik. I have it on good authority that Ms. Beckerman will be in attendance at the opening on Thursday.
Performances of “Mom, It’s MY Wedding!” will run January 15 through February 1: Thursdays at 7:30 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. on the stage of Southampton Cultural Center’s Levitas Center for the Arts, 25 Pond Lane, across from Agawam Park in Southampton Village. General admission is $22 and student rate (under 21 with ID) is $12. Group rates are available and reservations are encouraged. For tickets, call Southampton Cultural Center at 631-287-4377 or purchase tickets online at www.scc-arts.org. The specific performance dates of individual performers can also be found online at www.scc-arts.org.
Oh, and while you’re there, check out the newest art hanging there. I just saw the Black History Month exhibit, “Reflections in Black,” curated by Tina Andrews, last night and let me tell you, it’s terrific! That show will hang through March 1 and features the work of six artists: Rosa Hanna Scott, John Pinderhughes, Reynold Ruffins, Sheril Antonio, Danny Simmons and Ms. Andrews.