MOTHERHOOD: An Evening of Stories



On April 26th, 2009, L.A. actress-moms and friends performed original monologues and celebrated stories about the experience of motherhood at a one night only benefit for Maternal Fetal Care International (MFCI) at Café des Artistes in Hollywood, California.

The evening was hosted by Megan and Craig Ferguson (The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson) and Dr. Lisa Masterson (The Doctors). Actresses who performed included Angela Bassett (Notorious, Akeelah and the Bee), Maria Bello (A History of Violence, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emporer), Lynn Ferguson (Chicken Run), Peri Gilpin (Frasier), Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Without a Trace, City of Ember), Amy Brennneman (Private Practice, Judging Amy), Roma Maffia (Nip/Tuck), Kathy Baker (Medium, Last Chance Harvey), Lisa Gay Hamilton (Men Of A Certain Age, The Soloist) and Meri Danquah (Author: Shaking the Tree).

Guests enjoyed wine and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a buffet supper and the star studded readings.

  • Top row: Peri Gilpin, Meri Danquah, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Roma Maffia, Stephen Masterson, Lynn Ferguson, Craig Ferguson, Richard G. Murphy.  Bottom row: Kathy Baker, Amy Brenneman, Dr. Lisa Masterson, Megan Ferguson, Maria Bello, Cedering Fox, Angela Bassett.

  • Linda Cunningham, Megan & Craig Ferguson at MFCI Fundraiser.

  • Amy Brenneman rehearsing at MFCI Fundraiser.

  • Kathy Baker performing at MFCI Fundraiser.

  • Lisa Gay Hamilton performing at MFCI Fundraiser.

  • Maria Bello performing at MFCI Fundraiser.

  • Angela Bassett, Dr. Lisa Masterson at MFCI Fundraiser.

Photo credit: Eric Raptosh Photography

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