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Mama Metal

Mama Metal
Atwater Village Theatre
Thru - Jun 23, 2019

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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