Bonus photos: My night with “Motherhood Out Loud”

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By John Moore
Jan. 20, 2013

Here are some bonus images from my night visiting the cast of The Avenue Theater’s “Motherhood Out Loud,” a series of comic and poignant vignettes authored by 14 writers from the fields of journalism, fiction, TV and theater. Starring Mehry Eslaminia, Megan Heffernan, Jane Shirley, Cindy Laudadio-Hill, LuAnn Buckstein and Jeff Kosloski. Directed by Robert Wells. Through Feb. 23 at 417 E. 17th Ave., 303-321-5925 or www.avenuetheater.com. Photos by John Moore.

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Actors (from left) Mehry Eslaminia, Megan Heffernan, Jane Shirley, Cindy Laudadio-Hill, LuAnn Buckstein and Jeff Kosloski, have their official, opening-night iPhone portrait clicked by Avenue Theater director of operations Colin Elliott. Photo by John Moore.

 

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Megan Heffernan and Jane Shirley run through a scene before the opening-night audience is let in.

 

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LuAnn Buckstein, Mehry Eslaminia and Jane Shirley run through a scene before the opening-night audience is let in.

 

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Mehry Eslaminia makes final backstage preparations.

 

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Director Robert Wells has final advice for actor Cindy Laudadio-Hill.

 

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John Elway makes an appearance – sort of – in “Motherhood Out Loud.” That’s Jane Shirley at the mirror.

 

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Director Robert Wells addresses the opening-night audience.

 

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The opening-night curtain call.

 

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At the opening-night talkback, several audience members cited an emotional connection to a scene involving a mother who sends her son off to war.

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The opening-night audience talkback.

 

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The opening-night audience talkback.

 

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The opening-night audience talkback.

 

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Actor Mehry Eslaminia is greeted by her mother and grandmother after the opening-night performance.