White Plains Performing Arts Center presents Bess Welden (inset) in the New York premiere of “The Passion of the Hausfrau,” an 80-minute one-woman show that aims to prove that “every mother is a hero.”
Directed by Annette Jolles and based on Nicole Chaison’s popular “zine” (a micro, specialty magazine), “Hausfrau” follows a mother on her epic journey on “The Road of Trials” — which feels an awful lot like a roller-coaster at times — with her husband, two children and 20 other people all played by one actress, Welden.
It is only after “the Hausfrau” (which is German for “housewife”) faces her demons that she can declare victory and find herself.
Whelden is aided by more than 100 original Chaison cartoon projections that make the evening feel like dropping into a graphic novel. This one, though, is set to music: an original score by composer Hans Indigo Spencer.
“Hausfrau” runs eight performances only, Feb. 3-13, with performances at 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays.
WPPAC is on the third level of the City Center mall in downtown White Plains. $29 for Thursday night’s preview; $39 all other performances. Go to the White Plains Performing Arts Center website or call 877-548-3237.