Not gonna lie, but Summer’s been rough with both kids home. I’m reminded how important self-care is and sometimes the best remedy is a night out with a friend. You know, the kind of night where you eat, drink…and talk about your kids.
But throw in tickets to see CLEMENTINE, a solo-performance that captures the essence of motherhood and you’ve got the perfect MOM’S NIGHT OUT.
CLEMENTINE celebrates the exhilaration of motherhood, balancing poetic passages with humorous detours into the modern realities of raising small children. April Wish moves forward and backward through time, exploring the pressures and the promises of parenthood.
Unapologetically feminist and powerfully tender, CLEMENTINE studies a matriarchal family’s traditions, exploring the connection between generations through Wish’s lens as both a mother and a daughter. The show follows her journey as she looks for the bits and pieces of herself she left behind when she stepped into her role as Mother – buried under mountains of toys and traditions.
In this dynamic and often hilarious piece, April Wish has crafted a love letter to her daughter, Clementine, as well as to the little girl she used to be herself.
Clementine by April Wish
I loved this performance and if you’re in the Los Angeles area, I highly recommend you see it. Clementine was beautifully done and oh-so raw. It was a roller coaster of emotions and we were all captivated by the ride with April Wish leading the way. The audience (including myself) laughed and cried as she took us on a journey through her childhood to meet the important women in her life that helped shape the woman and mother she is today. Yes, her powerful performance gave us several characters all in one stage. It truly was a beautiful love letter come to life and something I needed after a rough week.
Its the perfect way to spend a much needed night out…with a glass of wine in hand, of course.
What: Clementine – 80 minutes (no intermission)
Where: Lounge Theatre (Lounge 2) 6201 Santa Monica Boulevard
Where to Continue the fun:
We had pre-drinks at The Three Clubs bar which is walking distance from the theater and located on the corner of Vine and Santa Monica. Directly across the street from Lounge Theatre is another casual bar, BLACK, but it wasn’t open till later.
For places to eat, there isn’t much options within walking distance, so you’ll need to drive or take an Uber. There’s nearby Larchmont Village or do what we did and drive towards WeHo (West Hollywood) to eat, drink, and play at The Abbey.
For tickets and more info, visit aprilwish.com.