Musings of a mother superior

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    Sharon Geller  (Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium)

    Sharon Geller (Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium)

    Mother’s Day — the time to appreciate the moms in our lives. If you believe the greeting card industry, motherhood is marked by unconditional love and sacrifice.

    A slightly different take on mothers is offered by The Onion, which bills itself as “America’s Finest News Source.” 

    In March, the Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium, a Philadelphia theater troupe dedicated to absurdist literature, staged “The Year of the Raw Onion,” an evening of dramatic readings from The Onion.  In that show, Sharon Geller portrayed a mom waxing rhapsodic about how the birth of her daughter had transformed her life … to an extent.

    Click on the audio player above to hear Geller’s performance.

    The Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium’s next staged reading will be from three plays by Harold Pinter June 26th at L’Etage Cabaret.

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