In this taut psychological thriller, Larissa (Gretchen Mol) is a single mother who can barely meet the mortgage on her house in Mount Vernon, NY. When a bizarre incident involving her 4-year-old daughter forces her to face someone from her past, her own questionable actions come back to haunt her.
Directed by Scott Elliott, The Good Mother features Darren Goldstein (Broadway: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; at The New Group: Mouth To Mouth, Abigail’s Party (Lortel nom., Outstanding Featured Actor), Terrorism; TV: “Damages”), Gretchen Mol (B’way: Chicago, Off-B’way: The Shape of Things (also film); Film: 3:10 to Yuma, The Notorious Bettie Page, Celebrity, Rounders, Donnie Brasco; TV: “Boardwalk Empire”), Alfredo Narciso (Off-B’way: The Unusual Love Life of Bed Bugs and Other Creatures, Chimichangas & Zoloft, The Ugly One, Thinner Than Water, Edgewise, Microcrisis), Eric Nelsen (B’way: 13 the Musical; Off-B’way: Time Being, Ragamuffins, Interaction) and Bill Sage (at The New Group: Wallace Shawn’s Aunt Dan and Lemon; Film: American Psycho, Boiler Room; Hal Hartley’s Trust, Ambition and Flirt; TV: “Boardwalk Empire,” “Nurse Jackie”).
This production includes Set Design by Derek McLane, (B’way: Nice Work If You Can Get It, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, How to Succeed…, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Anything Goes; at The New Group: Burning, Marie and Bruce, Blood From A Stone, A Lie of the Mind), Costume Design by Cynthia Rowley, Lighting Design by Jason Lyons (B’way: Bring It On The Musical, Rock of Ages, The Threepenny Opera, Barefoot In the Park; at The New Group: Blood From A Stone, Rafta, Rafta…, Abigail’s Party, Hurlyburly, Aunt Dan and Lemon) and Sound Design by Bart Fasbender (B’way: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; at The New Group: Burning, Terrorism; Off-B’way: Edgewise, Bad Jazz, A View from 151st Street, Hellhouse).
Scott Elliott is the founding Artistic Director of The New Group, where he has produced over 50 plays, 24 of which he directed, including last season’s world premieres of Erika Sheffer’s Russian Transport and Thomas Bradshaw’s Burning and also The Kid (Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical). He also directed Ayub Khan Din’s East is East and Rafta, Rafta…at The New Group.
The Good Mother plays October 29 – December 22, 2012 at The New Group @ Theatre Row (The Acorn Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street). Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday at 7:00 PM and Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00 PM, with matinees Saturday at 2:00 PM. Tickets may be arranged through www.telecharge.com or (212) 239-6200, or at the Theatre Row Box Office (12–8 PM daily). Tickets are $60.00 plus $1.25 restoration fee. Tickets on sale now.