At Atlantic Theatre, a portrait of a matriarch searching for stability after she's left on her own to watch her children grow up and develop their own lives.
From the producers: Starring Academy Award nominee Isabelle Huppert, "The Mother" is a captivating and disquieting new play about a woman grasping for stability by acclaimed French writer Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hampton, that will leave you questioning the very nature of reality.
The work of French novelist and playwright Florian Zeller's work has been translated into many languages. He won the prestigious Prix Interallié in 2004 for his novel "La Fascination du Pire" ("Fascination of Evil") and several Molière Awards for his plays. He is, according to The Guardian, "the most exciting new theatre writer of our time." His other works include "Le Père" ("The Father"), "The Truth," and the upcoming "The Height of the Storm," opening on Broadway this fall.
"The Mother," in this English translation by Christopher Hampton, was commissioned by the Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath, and premiered in May 2015. "The Mother" was awarded the Moliere Award for Best Play 2011. The cast features Oscar nominee Isabelle Huppert and Golden Globe Award nominee Chris Noth. The cast also features Justice Smith and Odessa Young. Trip Cullman directs.What's the Atlantic Theater Company?
Based in a converted church on the western edge of Chelsea and a smaller space on West 16th Street, this long-running Off Broadway group stages plays in the intimate, realistic style developed by its founders, David Mamet and William H. Macy. Several highly-regarded Broadway productions started out here, including the Tony winning musical "Spring Awakening." Earthy yet cosmopolitan. More here