2017–2018 Season


Smart, witty, clever, fun…just totally BRILLIANT. Tabard.
—Linda York, Tabard subscriber & donor





Exchanging Choices
Northern California









October 27 — November 19, 2017

In this comedy with a heart, Mom has been dead for 11 months and shows up at her husband’s birthday party as a ghost with a mission. Like Clarence in “It’s A Wonderful Life,” she has to accomplish a task to earn her wings. Only what the task actually is, is a mystery.

There are so many things to fix. The problem is complicated by the fact that the only person who can hear or see Mom is her daughter who has been ordered by the court to spend Dad's birthday with him as part of her Anger Management program, a choice she continues to question. One by one the family's secrets are peeled away, revealing a shocking truth that surprises even our ghost.

Written by Phil Olson
Directed by Doug Baird
Winner: McLaren Memorial Comedy Playwriting Competition

“A crowd pleaser! ...’Mom’s Gift’ demonstrates playwright Olson’s gift at creating the kind of old-fashioned feel-good comedy that hardly gets written anymore….”
— Stage Scene LA

Mrs. Norquist Rebecca (Becky) Brownson
Dad Ray D'Ambrosio
Kevin Christian Hosler
Mom Charlotte Jacobs
Kat Elizabeth (Beth) McClelland
Trish Heather Skelley
Brittney Amanda Vogel




Designated Non-Profit for Mom's Gift:
Girls @ the Tech