Now That She’s Gone Is a Mother of a Show at the Missing Piece


Ellen relates the story of the ‘womanless dress’ at the end of “Now That She’s Gone.”

Now That She’s Gone was nominated for a 2009 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. That in itself is pretty impressive. But the impressions go on. The story explores Ellen Snortland’s often hilarious, irreverent and sometimes torturous relationship with her Norwegian-American mother. The production is equal mix Lily Tomlin/ Garrison Keillor /Eve Ensler. It can be described as passionate, poignant, funny and even compassionate in all the right places.

A memoir piece laced with women’s history as a backdrop, Snortland lends her considerable story telling skills and interesting life journey to bring Eleanor Roosevelt, sex, drugs, lutefisk, life lessons and celebrities all together in an effective mix that is crowd pleasing and memorable.

It is a banquet of familiar life moments we can all relate to and moments that are uniquely ‘snorty’ Snortland as the actress engages the audience with her fun and flavored delivery spiced with regional accents.

The play and performance has received rave reviews and standing ovations in California, New York, and Washington, D.C., and deservedly so. Here is your chance to see it in beautiful downtown Burbank during its limited run. This would make a great post Mother’s Day treat for those that have ever had a mother.

The Missing Piece Theater

2811 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
Fridays and Saturdays
May 14, 15, 21,22 — 8:00 PM
Sundays May 16 & 23 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $20 and can be
purchased online at

No one under 12 will be admitted.
For more info, email  or
call 626-798-8421

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