"soccer mom" brings to mind a mini-van-driving woman whose life revolves around
her kids.But what about life beyond the soccer field? That's a topic
being explored in The FairWind Players production of "Secrets of a Soccer Mom".
Diana Gish has more:
In Alaska, the term "hockey mom" is sometimes heard
but that's the subject of another story. This one is about "soccer moms" and
the parts of their lives we're usually not privy to. "Secrets of a Soccer Mom" is
a three-woman play that will be performed at the drama pod of the Gerald C.
Wilson Auditorium this weekend.
The play features three soccer
moms, whom we meet on the sidelines of the annual moms versus kids match. Alison
is young and beautiful and new to the soccer-mom culture. Lynn has been around the scene for awhile,
she's a somewhat compulsive organizer of field trips and PTA events. Nancy has been around the
longest and she's a bit jaded.
Lissa Woodbury Jensen plays the
role of Nancy.
You may know her as a director of plays and musicals and as a choreographer in
Kodiak for the past 13 years. She says stepping into the role of Nancy is a return to her
-- (Secrets 1 :04 "And
the biggest ... when you're older.")
which is directed by Veronica Costa Bolton was written by Kathleen Clark. Through
the play Clark gives us a humorous look at
life and the unexpected directions it takes us.
-- (Secrets 2 :32 "The
play is unlike ... if you will.")
says her personal experience was with Little League rather than soccer but that
the play is about more than just its setting.
-- (Secrets 3 :15 "I almost think ... in the
members of the acting ensemble are Trisha Bartel as Alison and Heather Comer as
Tickets to the show will be available at the door. The show
is a production of the FairWind Players, who promise a "lively, entertaining
"Secrets of a Soccer Mom" opens Friday
night (tonight) at 7:30 p.m. with additional performances at 7:30 Saturday
night and 2:30 Sunday afternoon.