No one talks about the parents. Your only child is getting married to a person of the same sex. Oh God, what will Grandad say?
Vanessa is so busy putting a brave face on it that she hasnâ€™t considered how she really feels about it, until now. Yes, she is happy for them, they have found love and are secure, but itâ€™s not what she saw when her son was born.
She saw grandchildren, wedding dresses and, dare someone say, a normal life? This beautiful and tender examination of one motherâ€™s thoughts as she approaches her gay sonâ€™s wedding reminds us that families arenâ€™t perfect. But love is.
A Mother, Wife & Woman Of Colour. Vanessa is all these things and more. Today she watches her gay son get married. And then she dies. A story of love, loss & acceptance. VANESSA is one womanâ€™s heartfelt, universal and joyous story of family.
This mixed-media, solo show by diverse theatre makers Purple Theatre brings music, singing and poetry together in an engaging piece of drama. The seldom heard voice of this black womanâ€™s struggle takes centre stage as we celebrate and examine diversity.