The Public's MOTHER OF THE MAID Starring Glenn Close Extends Three Weeks
The Public Theater will begin previews for the New York premiere of Mother of the Maid, written by Emmy Award winner Jane Anderson, on Tuesday, September 25 with a Free First Preview performance. Directed by Emmy Award nominee Matthew Penn, the riveting new play was initially extended through Sunday, December 2 and has been extended a final three weeks through Sunday, December 23 with an official press opening on Wednesday, October 17.
Continuing The Public's mission to make great theater accessible to all, The Public's Free First Previews program continues this fall; free tickets to the first preview on Tuesday, September 25 will be available beginning Wednesday, September 19, via TodayTix mobile lottery, and on September 25 via the lottery in the lobby of The Public Theater at Astor Place, with entries starting at 11:00 a.m. and winners drawn at 12:00 p.m.
The complete cast of Mother of the Maid features Glenn Close (Isabelle Arc), Dermot Crowley (Jacques Arc), Olivia Gilliatt(Monique), Kate Jennings Grant (Lady of the Court), Andrew Hovelson (Pierre Arc/Guard), Daniel Pearce (Father Gilbert/Chamberlain/Scribe), and Grace Van Patten (Joan Arc).
MOTHER OF THE MAID tells the story of Joan of Arc's mother (Glenn Close), a sensible, hard-working, God-fearing peasant woman whose faith is upended as she deals with the baffling journey of her odd and extraordinary daughter. This riveting play is an epic tale told through an unexpected and remarkable new perspective. Emmy nominee Matthew Penn directs this deeply moving drama about the glories and challenges of raising an exceptional child.
MOTHER OF THE MAID features scenic design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Jane Greenwood, lighting design by Lap Chi Chu, sound design by Alexander Sovronsky and Joanna Lynne Staub, original music by Alexander Sovronsky, and hair and wig design by Tom Watson.
Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski