Soccer Moms tell All!


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The term "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".

KMXT’s 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 acting roots.

(Secrets 1 :04 "And the biggest … when you’re older.")

The play, 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.")

Woodbury-Jensen 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 process.")

The other members of the acting ensemble are Trisha Bartel as Alison and Heather Comer as Lynn.

Tickets to the show will be available at the door. The show is a production of the FairWind Players, who promise a "lively, entertaining evening."

I’m Diana Gish.

"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.

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