A new play by Tony-winning playwright Tracy Letts, which pieces together a portrait of a woman from 11 key moments in her life - told out of chronological order, and portrayed by six different actors.
From the producers: If you looked back on eleven moments from your life, would you recognize yourself, or would you see a stranger? Mary Page Marlowe is a seemingly ordinary accountant from Ohio who has experienced pain and joy, success and failure. In this sweeping but intimate play, Tracy Letts gives us a haunting portrait of a complex woman, demonstrating how a series of forgotten moments can add up to one memorable life.
Author and performer Tracy Letts received the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play "August: Osage County" and a Tony Award for his portrayal of George in the revival of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Letts wrote the screenplays of three films adapted from his own plays: "Bug," "Killer Joe" and "August: Osage County." "Mary Page Marlowe" received its world premiere at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre.
The title role is shared by Tony winner Blair Brown ("Copenhagen" "Orange Is the New Black"), Emma Geer, Emmy winner Tatiana Maslany ("Orphan Black"), Susan Pourfar, Mia Sinclair Jenness, and Kellie Overbey. Rounding out the cast are David Aaron Baker, Nick Dillenburg, Grace Gummer, Tess Frazer, Kayli Carter, Audrey Corsa, Marcia Debonis, Ryan Foust, Brian Kerwin, Maria Elena Ramirez, Elliot Villar, and Gary Wilmes. Drama Desk Award winner Lila Neugebauer directs.
What's Second Stage? Second Stage is a long-running producing organization with a recently redesigned Off-Broadway theater in the heart of the midtown theater district, and a smaller space (the company's original home) on the Upper West Side. Established as a 'Second Stage' for shows that didn't find an audience the first time around, the company now combines revivals with new work, and several of its shows have recently made the jump to larger houses across the street. The fare is sometimes a bit racy, but often very approachable...call it quirkiness with an edge. More here.