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Pygmalion Productions presents ‘Mother, Mother: The Many Mothers of Maude’

(L-R) Nicole Finney, Colleen Baum and Barb Gandy
Photo: Robert Holman
Pygmalion Productions
(L-R) Nicole Finney, Colleen Baum and Barb Gandy

At the peak of her career, in the early 1900’s, Utah native Maude Adams was America’s most famous stage actress, pulling in a million dollars a year. But fame was neither her goal nor ambition. Rather, fame was something her mother, the actress Annie Adams, wanted but never realized herself.

Annie was a fiercely ambitious woman who worked hard to shine on the stage, but never saw the level of fame her daughter was indifferent to. Pygmalion Productions explores what happens when we don’t get what we want, but others do, in their new play “Mother, Mother: The Many Mothers of Maude.” We are joined by Pygmalion Productions playwright Julie Jensen and director Fran Pruyn Friday at 11 a.m. and again at 7 p.m.

“Mother, Mother: The Many Mothers of Maude” runs Nov. 4-Nov. 19 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Black Box Theatre, 138 W. 300 South

Tickets: $15-$22.50 from (801) 355.ARTS (2787) or saltlakecountyarts.org


Julie Jensen, playwright, “Mother, Mother: The Many Mothers of Maud"

Fran Pruyn, director, “Mother, Mother: The Many Mothers of Maud” and the artistic director at Pygmalion Productions


Colleen Baum as Annie Adams

Barb Gandy as Annie’s mother, Julia Ann Adams

Daryl Stamp plays Senator Arthur Brown, Uncle Big and Manny.

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