‘Grizzly Mama’ At Gamm
Now through February 7 George Brant’s ‘Grizzly Mama’ directed by Rachel Walshe at the Gamm Theatre.
Deb is a divorced suburban mom who reimagines herself as a righteous, liberal avenger following the death of her activist mother. Her daughter, Hannah, is a typical texting teenager – at least until she discovers the real reason Mom moved them next door to a certain Alaskan presidential candidate. From George Brant, author of the one-woman tour-de-force, Grounded (Gamm 2014), Grizzly Mama is a pitch-black comedy about motherhood, feminism and the shallowness of sound-bite politics, eliciting shocks and laughs in equal measure.
Photo by Peter Goldberg. Left to right: Casey Seymour, Amanda Ruggiero.
Through February 7, Gamm Theatre, 172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket, (directions)