About Mama Metal
IAMA Theatre Company presents the world premiere of "Mama Metal," a joyfully irreverent black comedy by 2017 Humanitas Play LA award-winner Sigrid Gilmer that entwines issues of identity with pop culture icons to tell a truly unique mother-daughter story.
Courtney Sauls stars as Sterling Milburn, whose mother — played by Lee Sherman — is dying. Sterling is falling apart. She tries to control her mounting panic by rewriting the past, which she does with the help of Demonic Afterbirth, “the world’s greatest heavy metal band” (portrayed by Chris Gardner, Graham Sibley, Rodney To, and Jamie Wollrab). Also there to mentor Sterling are two titans of the American Theatre, Eugene O’Neill and Tennessee Williams (Sibley and Wollrab), whose "Long Days Journey into Night" and "The Glass Menagerie" may be two of the world’s most iconic “mama dramas.” But when Mom refuses to follow the script and begins her own revision of their history, Sterling must learn to drop the stories and let Mom go.
Recommended for ages 14 and up.