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  Mama Metal at Atwater Village Theatre

Mama Metal

Atwater Village Theatre
3269 Casitas Ave Atwater Village

This joyfully irreverent black comedy by 2017 Humanitas Play LA award-winner Sigrid Gilmer entwines issues of identity with pop culture icons to tell a truly unique mother-daughter story. Sterling Milburn’s mother is dying and Sterling is falling apart. She attempts to keep it together by rewriting the past with the help of two titans of the American theater and the world’s greatest heavy metal band — but Sterling’s mother refuses to follow the script. A love letter to those who shape our lives, hold us together and break our hearts

Thru - Jun 23, 2019

Price: $20-$40

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 323-644-1929

  Mama Metal Reviews
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Stage Scene LA - Highly Recommended

"...Playwright Sigrid Gilmer deals with a lifetime's worth of mother-daughter issues in the most theatrically adventurous of ways in Mama Metal, the head-banging latest from IAMA Theatre Company."
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Steven Stanley

Stage Raw - Highly Recommended

"...It's clear from the many times that Gilmer references both Long Day's Journey into Night and The Glass Menagerie that these seminal plays were her guideposts, and that O'Neill's play - which Sterling claims at the outset to hate - may have had the greater influence, with its dramatic fireworks and cries of despair. In this same vein, I side more with "O'Neill's" take on Gilmer's play than "Williams'." While there is so much to admire here - especially the unflinching honesty with which Gilmer examines Sterling's untenable situation - the play does indeed often seem like a jumble of scenes crashing into each other in a somewhat arbitrary manner. Nevertheless, it's clear that here is a writer to keep track of, one who will likely write better plays in the future. For now, we have Mama Metal, and there's a lot to be thankful for in that."
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Stephen Fife

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