Mum’s the Word

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Performed by Machine Theatre

A fractured and bleakly comic fever dream of a performance, Mum’s the Word brings privileged white suburbanites and African child soldiers into each other’s orbit in Machine Theatre’s award winning satire of race, politics and family in the New South.

Performance Times:
Sunday, July 1 at 2 pm – Machine Theatre (Charlotte, NC) followed by Haymaker (Durham, NC)
Friday, July 6 at 7:30 pm – Machine Theatre (Charlotte, NC) followed by force/collision (Washington, DC)
Saturday, July 7 at 2 pm – Machine Theatre (Charlotte, NC) followed by Neutral Ground (New Orleans, LA)
Sunday, July 8 at 7:30 pm – Machine Theatre (Charlotte, NC) followed by Urban Garden (Raleigh, NC)


Since 2009, MT has been creating new works for the stage, as well as curating and presenting up-and-coming playwrights/creators from the piedmont.  The Machine has become known for a blend of slapstick comedy, intellectual acrobatics and heartfelt storytelling that places the performer/spectator relationship at the center of the theatrical event.