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March 16, 2014

Local presentation of Mother’s Day Series will share stories of all kinds

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“It was an amazing experience that I wanted to bring it to Oklahoma,” Pryor said. “This is a powerful show that is full of powerful stories, and I want to share that with our Oklahoma audience.”

Before auditions, those interested were asked to submit stories that were reflective of motherhood either funny, serious, sad or introspective pieces. Last year, Pryor read about her and her mother’s adventures in moving, and Davis read about one of her daughters working her way through puberty.

“The stories you’ll hear at the Oklahoma City show will be varied but also authentic reflections of motherhood. We’ll have you laughing, crying and nodding your head in agreement. Bring your own tissues,” Davis said.

True to the vision of Ann Imig, founder of LTYM, the Oklahoma City producers have partnered with Infant Crisis Services of Oklahoma City as their charitable cause.

The national platform of Listen To Your Mother requires that 10 percent of all net proceeds be donated to a local organization that benefits and serves local women and/or children.

“ReMerge fits perfectly with the LTYM mission,” Pryor said, “They are passionate about helping women break the cycle of incarceration and becoming a productive member of society. I really can’t imagine a better beneficiary for our Oklahoma City show. I am so proud that we are supporting them. I stand in awe of the work that they are doing in our community.”

ReMerge is a female diversion program designed to transform pregnant women and mothers facing incarceration into productive community citizens.

“I feel our program will benefit from this opportunity in so many ways, and since we only work with mothers of young children or women who are pregnant, this opportunity is perfect for our organization,” said Terri Woodland, of ReMerge.

The show is actively seeking sponsors to help fund the production and allow for a greater donation to be made to the Infant Crisis Center.

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