A new play about an indefatigable single mother who navigates the mundane, shattering and sublime aspects of caring for a chronically sick child.
From the producers: As Mary Jane navigates both the mundane and the unfathomable realities of caring for Alex, her chronically ill young son, she finds herself building a community of women from many walks of life....a remarkably powerful and compassionate portrait of a contemporary American woman striving for grace.
Author Amy Herzog's plays have been produced Off-Broadway, and have received nominations for, among others: the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Actor and Actress ("After the Revolution"); the Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play ("The Great God Pan"); and Drama Desk Award nominations for Outstanding Play and Outstanding Actress in a Play ("Belleville"). Her play "4000 Miles," which ran Off-Broadway in 2011, was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
"Mary Jane" is produced in association with Yale Repertory Theatre, where it was commissioned and received its world premiere in April 2017. In the title role is Tony and Emmy nominee Carrie Coon ("Fargo," "The Leftovers," "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"), who is joined by Liza Colón-Zayas, Danaya Esperanza, Susan Pourfar and Brenda Wehle.
What's New York Theatre Workshop? NYTW is one of the more adventurous subscription theaters in the city. Located in the heart of the East Village, it presents a healthy mix of internationally-inflected and avant-garde work, most of which is developed in-house, with a few shows brought in whole-hog. Successful productions range from the premiere of "Rent" in 1996 to the 2012 Tony-winning musical "Once." More here.