An all-woman cast will present “Mother Wove the Morning” at 7 p.m. Friday, May 10, and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Unity Minneapolis, 4000 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley. Tickets are $15 at the door or at unityminneapolis.org.
Sixteen actors play 16 women alive at different times, from 20,000 BC to the present. Each speaks of her life in search of the female face of God. The need for “Mother God” and for feminine power is explored in this play through characters such as a cave woman, an Egyptian princess, a Jew and a Nazi.
“In the beginning, on that primordial day, perhaps Mother wove the morning and Father made the evening…joyfully, together” says Narrator Carol Lynn Pearson during her opening remarks in “Mother Wove the Morning.” The production (originally done by the author as a one-woman show in the 1990s) is still relevant today. Sixteen characters from the beloved land of a Paleolithic ancestress through the office of a modern-day therapist, dramatize women’s stories perhaps never heard before.
Because of mention of sexual violence, the show is not recommended for anyone under 13.