it's not about my mother

Written by Lizzie Milanovich

Directed by Cassandra Lovering

December 4 - 12, 2015

The Plaza Blackbox Theatre at Boston Center for the Arts


After their mother’s funeral, two half-sisters reunite in their family basement to begin clearing out the house. Unpacking pretty clothes and bitter memories, Midge and Nancy confront the aftershocks of a troubled childhood through the ghost of the Gold Dust Woman they called Mom. It’s Not About My Mother is a bittersweet memory play about coming to terms with the death of a person you might not entirely miss.



Please Note:

This show runs approximately 75 mins. with no intermission.


Special Events

*Post Show Social following the evening performance on Saturday, December 4th
*Cheap Date Night on Wednesday, December 9th - Buy One Ticket, Get One Free (+ Free Concessions!) - online with code DATENAMM
*Playwright's Night on Thursday, December 10th with a Tootsie Pop Talk following the performance


Show Dates and Times

December 4-12, 2015
Wednesday & Thursday at 7:30pm
Fridays at 8pm
Saturdays at 8pm
Sunday at 4pm


Cast and Production Team

Midge - Louise Hamill
Nancy - Gianella Flores


Playwright - Lizzie Milanovich
Director - Cassandra Lovering
Dramaturg - Dori Robinson
Production & Stage Manager - Kelly Smith
Scenic & Prop Design - Ben Lieberson
Lighting Design - Ian King
Sound Design - Andrew Duncan Will
Costume Design - Erica Desautels


Production Photos

Photos by Nile Scott

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Louise Hamill (Midge) was recently seen in Distant Neighbors and 123 with Fresh Ink Theatre, Shiver: a Fairytale of Anxious Proportions and How May I Connect You? with Project: Project, and the Boston Theatre Marathon. She has also worked with The One-Minute Play Festival, Happy Medium Theatre, Heart and Dagger Productions, Boston Lyric Opera, and the Mill 6 Collaborative, among others. She is the Artistic Director and co-founder of Fresh Ink Theatre, which focuses on developing and producing new scripts with New England area playwrights, and co-founder of Project: Project, a troupe producing ensemble-created, original stories that combine scripted material with improvisation. Louise has a BA in Theatre from Connecticut College and studied at the British American Drama Academy.


Gianella Flores (Nancy) attended Boston Arts Academy and later went on to study theatre at Salem State University, where she was involved in creating a student group dedicated to exploring the connections between spoken word poetry, hip hop, and theatre: Urban Arts Theatre. She also has been pursuing being a spoken word artist having had the honor to perform at venues such as The Nuyorican Cafe in New York and The Strand Theater here in Boston. Previous credits include Astro Boy and The God of Comics as Astro Boy and No End in Sight as Michelle. Gianella is thrilled to be a part of this amazing production, and honored to be able to share this story!  



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Lizzie Milanovich (Playwright) is an actor, writer, teacher, and professional optimist. Her Boston acting credits include Boxer Shorts with Brown Box Theatre Project and It Felt Empty… with Theatre on Fire. As a writer, her work has been produced at Emerson College, Shotz: Boston at the Charlestown Working Theater, and Dojo Theatre Company in New York City. A New England transplant by way of North Dakota, her hopes and dreams include perfecting the art of the angel food cake, growing into a grand dame, and giggling as much as possible. She holds a degree in acting and playwriting from Emerson College.