Author, Storyteller Cindy Pierce Performing Solo Show in Watertown

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The following announcement was provided by the Mosesian Center for the Arts:

Acclaimed author, comic storyteller, innkeeper, and educator Cindy Pierce will perform her latest solo show at Mosesian Center for the Arts on Friday, May 17th at 7:30 PM. Keeping It Inn is an intimate, rousing portrayal of her functioning, dysfunctional family. Cindy Pierce wrote, produced, and stars in the show. She plays the role of her mother, Nancy Pierce through six decades of raising seven kids and running an inn. 

“My parents, Nancy and Reg, left suburban Connecticut to run the ramshackle Pierce’s Inn in Etna, New Hampshire for 31 years,” says Pierce. “I created this show through the lens of my mom, who was a wholly unique, no-nonsense, and memorable character, even when suffering from dementia later in her life. With her quick wit and outspoken nature, my mom navigated life with flare and unrelenting optimism, bucking the conventional life expected of her as a woman born in the 1920s.” Much of the show is relatable to all audience members with a major theme of the play being: How do we process difficult emotions and what happens if we don’t?

Critics call the show “funny, absorbing, and honest.” Developed and directed by Traci Mariano, Keeping It Inn is the latest project from Pierce, a successful writer, performer, educator, and mother of three who runs Pierce’s Inn with her husband, Bruce. Pierce was the subject of a documentary on NECN in 2007. A New Hampshire native, Pierce has performed her solo shows and given presentations to audiences around the US since 2004.

Her solo show Finding the Doorbell launched a successful career as a comic storyteller, public speaker, and author of three books: Finding the Doorbell (coauthor  Edie Thys Morgan, 2008, Nomad Press), Sexploitation (Bibliomotion, 2014), and Sex College and Social Media (Bibliomotion, 2015). Says former UNH classmate, actor, and director Mike O’Malley, “Cindy Pierce is, was, and will continue to be the funniest woman I have ever met. She is a natural storyteller.” She was recently featured on Vermont Public with Nina Keck and Maine’s number one news station, WCSH Channel 6

For more information about Cindy Pierce, visit To find details about upcoming performances of Keeping It Inn in Watertown, MA, Burlington, VT, and White River Junction, VT, visit 

Show Information

Keeping It Inn 

Written and performed by Cindy Pierce 

Developed and Directed by Traci Mariano

Ticket information for Friday, May 17th – Mosesian Center for the Arts

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