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Mother Play

Jessica Lange, Jim Parsons, and Celia Keenan-Bolger star.

Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel (How I Learned to Drive) has written a bitingly funny and unflinchingly honest new play about the hold our family has over us and the surprises we find when we unpack the past.

It’s 1962, just outside of D.C., and matriarch Phyllis (Jessica Lange) is supervising her teenage children, Carl (Jim Parsons) and Martha (Celia Keenan-Bolger), as they move into a new apartment. Phyllis has strong ideas about what her children need to do and be to succeed, and woe be the child who finds their own path. Bolstered by gin and cigarettes, the family endures — or survives — the changing world around them.

Blending flares of imaginative theatricality, surreal farce, and deep tenderness, this beautiful roller coaster ride reveals timeless truths of love, family, and forgiveness.

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Show Info

Address

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The Hayes Theater

240 West 44th Street
New York, New York 10036
  • Celia Keenan-Bolger Martha
  • Jessica Lange Phyllis
  • Jim Parsons Carl
  • Paula Vogel Writer
  • Tina Landau Director