Theater: “…I’m Turning into My Mother”

1999.By Rohan Preston, Star Tribune.

Presented by Theater Latté Da. Opens at 8 p.m. today and continues at 7 & 9 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Sun., Acadia Cafe, 1931 Nicollet Av. S., Mpls. $10. 612-337-6666.

A sometimes heart-warming, sometimes campy tribute to over-mothering mothers everywhere, this musical had a successful Twin Cities run this past winter before going o to good notices in New York. Now, in time for Mother’s Day, the revue is back, with its cheery lode of maternal-themed songs and stories. As co-creator Todd Petersen ruminates about his Midwestern mother, his half-smile tells you that he may have eaten all the goodies in the cupboard. But don’t worry, in addition to the saccharine humor, he serves up some cookies after the show.