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Amy Wilson Will Perform Her Hilarious 2007 Off-Broadway Hit, “Mother Load,” on May 14th

The New York Times said "['Mother Load' is] like 'Annie Hall' wearing a nursing bra!" (photo by Sue Barr)

Amy Wilson's "Mother Load'" is a crowd-pleasing one-woman show (photo by Sue Barr)

The Carolina Theatre will present the hilarious Off-Broadway hit, Mother Load, a one-woman show written and performed by Amy Wilson, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 14th, in 1,016-seat Fletcher Hall at The Carolina Theatre in downtown Durham, NC. Wilson is the author of When Did I Get Like This? The Screamer, The Worrier, The Dinosaur-Chicken-Nugget Buyer, and Other Mothers I Swore I’d Never Be (Harper Collins, 2010).

According to Amy Wilson’s website:

Mother Load is the hilarious one-woman show that mixes motherhood, comedy, and true confession. Based on creator Amy Wilson’s own experience as the mother of three children under five, Mother Load has audiences lining up from coast to coast for a night of laughs about everything from prenatal yoga to preschool applications. From organic baby food to self-important lactation consultants to the perils of ‘mommy and me’ classes, this laugh-out-loud show is an exposé of the fruitless and ever-challenging quest to be the ‘perfect’ mom.

Mother Load had a hit Off-Broadway run in the spring of 2007, and since then, has been seen in cities like Scottsdale, Dallas, Scranton, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Naples, and Charlotte, to name just a few.

“Critics are calling Mother Load ‘flawless,’ ‘hysterical,’ and ‘a must-see.’ The New York Times said, ‘It’s like Annie Hall wearing a nursing bra!’ The Charlotte Observer said, ‘It’s the perfect night out…. Mother Load is a one-woman laugh- and cry-fest that will absolve you of any mommy guilt!’ And Broadway World said, ‘Mother Load offers a breath of fresh air. Bravo!’

Mother Load is the perfect moms’ night out or date night. And Time Out New York said, ‘This show has a level of hilarity that even non-moms can appreciate!’ In other words, you’ll love Mother Load whether you are a mother … or just have one! …

“Amy Wilson is the creator of Mother Load, and has been touring with it ever since its hit off-Broadway run in 2007. She is also the author of When Did I Get Like This? …, which is currently being developed as a sitcom. She is a contributing editor to Parenting magazine, and has also written for Redbook, Babytalk,, and, among others.

“As an actress, Amy [Wilson] was a series regular on the sitcoms ‘Norm’ (ABC) with Norm MacDonald, and ‘Daddio’ (NBC) with Michael Chiklis, and had a recurring role on ‘Felicity.’ She appeared on Broadway as Sunny Freitag in the Tony Award®-winning play The Last Night of Ballyhoo, and has appeared in dozens of other productions Off- and Off-Off-Broadway. Other TV guest appearances include ‘Ed,’ ‘Law and Order: Criminal Intent,’ ‘Deadline,’ ‘Boston Common,’ and ‘All My Children.’ Her film credits include Kinsey, Kissing Jessica Stein, Keeping the Faith, and Ira and Abby.”

The Carolina Theatre presents MOTHER LOAD at 8 p.m. May 14 in Fletcher Hall at The Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan, St., Durham, North Carolina 27701.

TICKETS: $28-$38 ($24-$32 Star members and groups).


Carolina Theatre Box Office: 888/241-8162, 919/560-3030, or

Ticketmaster: 800/745-3000 or







The Play: (official website).

The Playwright/Performer: (official website).

Her Show Blog: (official website).


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