Thursday, September 22, 2016


In this honest and personally revealing one woman show, writer-performer Cathy Lind Hayes tells of her lifelong search for an elusive and enigmatic woman - her birth mother. Hayes was adopted at three months old by celebrated entertainer Peter Lind Hayes and his actress-singer wife Mary Healy. Although her life was happy and full of love, as an adult she was determined to learn about where she came from. State law forbid her access to her original birth certificate, and the New York Foundling Hospital would only give her non-identifying information.

Being unremittingly stubborn, and passionately committed to knowing the truth no matter what, Hayes takes us along on an astonishing decades-long journey. She brings her story to life with wonderfully eccentric impersonations of many of the people who helped and/or hindered her in her quest. 

Not to spoil the denouement, you will be surprised if not totally satisfied by the outcome, as Hayes is not the sort to leave us high and dry.

Directed engagingly by Michael Allen Angel, and produced by Mount Tom Productions in association with Racquel Lehrman of Theatre Planners. 

At the Whitefire Theatre, 13500 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, through October 23. Performances Thursdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 3 pm. For reservations and information, call (323) 960-1055 or go to​

Photo by Ed Krieger.

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