Fiona Shaw to Return to Broadway in THE TESTAMENT OF MARY; Opens 4/22
Award-winning stage and screen actress Fiona Shaw will return to the New York stage this spring with The Testament of Mary, by the acclaimed author Colm Tóibín, directed by Deborah Warner. The production will begin previews on Tuesday, March 26, and open on Monday, April 22 for a twelve-week limited engagement through Sunday, June 16 at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48 Street.) The production will not only mark the New York theatrical debut for the multi-award winning novelist but will also be the first collaboration between Fiona Shaw and Deborah Warner to premiere on this side of the Atlantic.
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.
Penguin/Viking published The Testament of Mary last fall to international acclaim. The New York Times called it "beautiful and daring." London's The Independent proclaimed it as "a searing, stunning work." "Flawless. Touching, moving and terrifying," said the New Statesman. Entertainment Weekly raved, "it's spellbinding; exquisitely emotional. A generous leap of imagination," and The New York Review of Books called it "subversive and ruthless, Tóibín's boldest jump yet," and lauded it for its "sensational theatricality."