TALES OF MODERN MOTHERHOOD: THIS SH*T JUST GOT REAL is Pam Levin’s brutally funny comedy about the FEAR of becoming a parent, and why she seriously considered just settling for a dog. To birth or not to birth, that is the question, but what if, “to NOT” is a deal breaker? Pam had managed to convince her husband Brett to postpone parenting for 5 years, but now time’s up and her husband’s biological clock is ticking. But Pam has a different strategy… SPERM ASSASSINATION!!! Tales of Modern Motherhood addresses the good, bad and ugly truth of what happens behind closed doors and gives a very honest perspective on the hardest job in the world, PARENTING!
NEW SPECIAL RUN for the New Year! PAM IS BACK, reviving a few of her classic shows for a special limited run early next year! Three nights, three plays, three tried and true, long running shows! See all three while you still have the chance! In addition to TALES OF MODERN MOTHERHOOD, this run also includes:
by Fredrica Duke
Starring Pam Levin
Think Sarah Silverman mixed with Chelsea Handler and a splash of Andrew Dice Clay. Back in LA from an off Broadway run in NYC, Pam Levin portrays Fredrica Duke as she shares 24 outrageous, irreverent and laugh-out-loud stories that propel the audience back in time to the sexual revolution. From her public lawn schtup, to being totally desensitized by the overuse of her Hitachi vibrator. This one-woman show recalls an era when anything and everything was possible, “Because it was the 70s and damn it, I was going to live those years out like the world was going to blow up, if I didn’t partake.”- Fredrica Duke.
OR WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A SCHIZOID BALLERINA IS LOCKED IN A ROOM WITH A DUCK
by Michelle Giannini
Starring Pam Levin
Directed by Mark Hatfield
This beautifully poignant one-woman show, explores the inner workings of a manic-depressive, schizophrenic woman, confined in solitary isolation. Where within the four walls of “the quiet room”, she amuses herself with imaginary characters, conversations with G*d and a highly sophisticated soundtrack that plays in her head. Anything and everything to obliterate the hateful, horrible voices that haunt her mind and break her spirit.
SPECIAL, THREE DIFFERENT SHOWS!
Tickets are officially ON SALE! Go see one, two, or hell… why not get a SUPERPASS and see ALL THREE?
Click for tickets:
(valet parking available at Augustine Wine Bar)
13500 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 90401
ticket price: $20
WORDS FROM CRITICS
“This show is funny, touching, fearless and very cleverly constructed. One story flows into another as we wend our way through Pam’s colorful existence. She teases out each laugh and tear from the audience with the cunning that only a mother would have.”
“I saw Pam Levin’s show tonight – This is by far one of the best shows I’ve seen in years. Anyone in the Los Angeles area, it’s a MUST SEE! Remarkably honest and rare. Emotionally charged and side splitting. A beautifully crafted love story, masterfully told.”
– Jarret Wright (Actor/Writer/Producer)
“This one woman show is witty, entertaining, poignant, real, raw, all in one; in short, it’s everything fine theatre should be.”
“Santa Monica Playhouse presents a tale of modern motherhood written and performed by actress and singer Pam Levin and directed by Mark Hatfield.
Tales of Modern Motherhood: This Sh*t Just Got Real is a funny and endearing autobiographical comedy of Levin’s reluctant journey towards motherhood. Drawing from her early years and happy single life to marrying the man of her dreams, Levin fearlessly shares her struggles and experiences with avoiding yet eventually embracing motherhood.
With hilarious and absurd bodily function stories, to dancing and singing with the expertise of a Broadway star, Levin delights the audience with stories mothers all over the world can relate to.
Levin not only delivers story and song with passionate energy and rhythmic might, she brings up questions women are not supposed to ask and gives the audience permission to laugh over the pressure of becoming a parent and the absurdities of parenthood.
This reviewer was touched by the open-hearted and grateful way she described the man who would later become the father of her children.
With the help of two screens to show clips and pictures of Levin’s life, the set is elegantly lit and decorated with the feeling of ‘this sh*t is about to get real.'”
“I absolutely loved this show. If you happen to have the opportunity to catch Pam Levin and her “Tales of Modern Motherhood” then treat yourself, this show is too wonderful to pass up.”
About the Artist
Pam Levin and her cast mates were just awarded, “BEST ENSEMBLE” for the short film, “Sisters,” inspired by the Samuel Beckett piece, “Come and Go,” at the Culver City Film Festival in California. Pam is super excited about booking a McDonald’s voice-over spot for McCafe, which is currently playing. She is also in Terrie Silverman’s Master Solo class making her final tweaks on the one-woman show, “Tales of Modern Motherhood.” Thrilled to be back at the Santa Monica Playhouse with Fredrica Duke’s hilarious play, “In My Own X-Rated Words.” She’s had the pleasure of performing it off and on, for the last two ½ years, as well as Off –Broadway for three performances at the United Solo Festival. Most recently you can watch her on Netflix in the Independent Feature, “Meet My Valentine” and in the feature film, “Do you Believe.” Every now and again, Pam plays a recurring nurse on the Soap Opera, “Day’s of our Lives.” As mentioned, Pam is also a voice-over talent. She has narrated over a dozen children’s audio books on the website, babysbrilliant.com.