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MTC MainStage Presents 'MOTHERS AND SONS' 1/23- 2/1

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MTC MainStage will present the World Premiere of Mothers and Sons, a book by Kevin Connors & Joe Landry, with music and Lyrics by Kevin Connors.

Performance Dates: January 23 - February 1, 2009
Performance Times: Fridays at 8pm,
Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm, Sundays at 3pm.

MTC MainStage Studio Theatre
246 Post Road East
in ColoniAl Green (lower level)
Westport, CT 06880

Mothers and Sons was developed at Roundabout Theatre Company in New York City and as part of the Monday Night Musicals series at The Rich Forum/Stamford Center for the Arts. The January 2009 production, as part of the MTC MainStage 2008/09 Season in Westport, CT, will mark the official world premiere. A number of New York producers and regional theatres throughout the country have already expressed interest in staging Mothers and Sons following the 2009 Westport production.

Tickets: $35
$25 for students/seniors at matinees (Saturdays at 4pm and Sundays at 3pm), subject to availability.
Reservations suggested.

This production contains adult language and themes and may not be suitable for younger audiences.

About Mothers and Sons
In the tradition of shows like The Laramie Project and Falsettos, Mothers and Sons is a cutting-edge new musical as well as compelling reflection of today's social challenges of hate crimes, extremist groups, civil rights, and unsecured personal access through the internet. The show's setting of bucolic Fairlawn, Connecticut soon becomes "everytown USA", and the coming of age struggle of Sarah, her son Mark, and the tragic scenario that develops resonates with every family and becomes frighteningly possible if we, as a society, do not address the social challenges that face us all on a very local level. Unlike many "teenage angst" pieces, Mothers and Sons is an original, as it traces the coming of age journey through the eyes of the parent. It is evocative, brutally honest, compassionate, and brings home the dangers of a modern world that many suburban residents complacently think only happen "somewhere else." Most of all, Mothers and Sons is a journey of hope, love and transformation through crisis and tragedy. Audiences in early developmental productions of this piece have been deeply moved by this thought-provoking musical, and have continued to experience their own social awakening long after the curtain has fallen.


Cast & Production Team

Cast
Larry Daggett*
Tommy Foster*
Michael Lowney *
Carolyn Marcell*
Rob Sutton*
Susan Terry*

Production Team
Book by Kevin Connors & Joe Landry
Music & Lyrics by Kevin Connors
Musical Director David Wolfson
Lighting Design Graham Kindred
Scenic Design James Burns
Costume Design Diane Vanderkroef
Stage Manager James Schilling*
Directed by Kevin Connors

* The Actors and Stage Managers employed for MTC MainStage productions are members of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

 


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