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Fiona Shaw returning to Broadway in THE TESTAMENT OF MARY
Posted by AC126748 2013-01-08 13:27:43


Written by the acclaimed author Colm Toibin. Here are the press notes:

The Testament of Mary takes place after the Crucifixion. Mary, the mother of Jesus, is in the city of Ephesus where she is both guarded and protected. As two of her son's followers set about giving shape to Jesus' story, Mary tells her own story - the one which has not been heard.



Fiona Shaw returning to Broadway in THE TESTEMENT OF MARY
Posted by aasjb4ever 2013-01-08 13:30:13


FIFI AT THE KERR

#FifiattheKerr

Fiona Shaw returning to Broadway in THE TESTEMENT OF MARY
Posted by SonofRobbieJ 2013-01-08 14:05:58


I'm reading the book now, and it's so beautifully written. A stage adaptation is intriguing.

Fiona Shaw returning to Broadway in THE TESTEMENT OF MARY
Posted by Vespertine1228 2013-01-08 14:07:21


So there's going to be three different one-woman shows about famous women in history opening this spring on Broadway? I can't be the only one who thinks that's a little crazy.

Given that the three women are Fiona Shaw, Holland Taylor, and Bette Midler though, my complaining will end right now. What an exciting season it's shaping up to be.

Fiona Shaw returning to Broadway in THE TESTEMENT OF MARY
Posted by AC126748 2013-01-08 14:09:14


Robbie, I bought the book but haven't started it yet. I heard Toibin give a reading of it on NPR a while back and it already sounded like it was written as a sort of monologue. Is that the case?

Fiona Shaw returning to Broadway in THE TESTEMENT OF MARY
Posted by SonofRobbieJ 2013-01-08 14:13:17


It's written in first person, certainly.

But I'm not sure the novel(la?), as it is, could simply be cut down to an acting edition. I imagine it would take some work to make it go from a literary beauty to a dynamic stage piece.

Fiona Shaw returning to Broadway in THE TESTEMENT OF MARY
Posted by WOSQ 2013-01-08 15:30:33


Oh, I can see William Donohue with a picket sign already.

Mary will advise him to get a life because he cannot have hers.

Fiona Shaw returning to Broadway in THE TESTEMENT OF MARY
Posted by PlayItAgain 2013-01-08 15:49:00


this is going to flop so hard.

Fiona Shaw returning to Broadway in THE TESTEMENT OF MARY
Posted by Jay Lerner-Z 2013-01-08 22:51:20


This was first produced on stage back in 2011, a year before the book came out, under the name Testament. It ran as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival in Ireland, starred Marie Mullen and was directed by Garry Hynes. It got very good reviews, I believe.


Fiona Shaw returning to Broadway in THE TESTEMENT OF MARY
Posted by Scarywarhol 2013-01-08 22:59:27


This is the most intriguing project I've heard of in the past year. So much talent behind such a good concept.

Fiona Shaw returning to Broadway in THE TESTEMENT OF MARY
Posted by Borstalboy 2013-01-08 23:37:40


What's this? A play that's not about the puny problems of puny people? Plop my monocle!

Fiona Shaw returning to Broadway in THE TESTEMENT OF MARY
Posted by Jay Lerner-Z 2013-01-09 00:58:03


Mama, I hope you've been sterilized.

Fiona Shaw returning to Broadway in THE TESTEMENT OF MARY
Posted by Wynbish 2013-01-09 00:59:01


Wrong Fiona thread, Jay

Fiona Shaw returning to Broadway in THE TESTEMENT OF MARY
Posted by Jay Lerner-Z 2013-01-09 01:00:15


My bad.