SpeakEasy Adds MOTHERS AND SONS to its 14-15 Season

June 19
11:37 AM 2014
SpeakEasy Adds MOTHERS AND SONS to its 14-15 Season

Terrence McNally's recent Tony-nominated play MOTHERS AND SONS will be the final show in SpeakEasy Stage Company's 24th Season, the theatre's Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault announced today. MOTHERS AND SONS will play for five weeks, May 8 - June 6, 2015, in the Roberts Studio Theatre in the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts.

A 2014 Tony Nominee for Best Play, MOTHERS AND SONS is a timely and touching new play that explores our evolving understanding of what it means to be a family. Funny, provocative, and poignant, this acclaimed drama follows Dallas matriarch Katharine Gerard on an unexpected visit to New York to meet with her late son's former partner, who is now married to another man and raising a young son. Forced to consider the life her son might have led, Katharine must now come to terms with her own life choices and how society has changed around her.

Mr. Daigneault, winner of the 2014 Norton Award for Sustained Excellence, will direct.

Nancy E. Carroll, who appeared on Broadway in Present Laughter as well as in SpeakEasy's New England Premiere productions of Other Desert Cities and The Savannah Disputation, will play the lead role of Katharine Gerard.

MOTHERS AND SONS will be SpeakEasy's sixth collaboration with Terrence McNally, having previously produced the Boston Premieres of his plays Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Love! Valour! Compassion!; and Some Men plus the musicals A Man of No Importance and Kiss of the Spider Woman, for which he wrote the musical books.

A 1996 inductee into the Theatre Hall of Fame, Mr. McNally is a recipient of the Dramatists Guild Lifetime Achievement Award. He has won four Tony Awards: two for his plays Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class and two for his musical books for Kiss of the Spider Woman and Ragtime. This fall, he will be back on Broadway with a revival of his comedy It's Only a Play, which will re-team Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick.

MOTHERS AND SONS joins the musicals BIG FISH and FAR FROM HEAVEN on SpeakEasy's 2014-2015 season roster. The company will also be producing the New England premiere of the hit Off-Broadway comedy BAD JEWS next season, plus two world premieres: NECESSARY MONSTERS by John Kuntz, and A FUTURE PERFECT by Ken Urban.

Subscriptions are now on sale for all shows by calling the Boston Theatre Scene Box Office at 617-933-8600 or online at SpeakEasyStage.com.

Single tickets for all shows including MOTHERS AND SONS will go on sale in August.

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