Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of James Lecesne's THE MOTHER OF INVENTION at Abingdon

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Abingdon Theatre Company presents a world-premiere play from author James Lecesne (Trevor) and director Tony Speciale - the playwright and director of The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey - starting Saturday, January 28 in the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Off-Broadway performances run through February 26, with official press opening set for February 9. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below!

When Dottie Nerber's son and daughter arrive to pack up the contents of their mother's Florida home, their conflicting memories of her collide. As the siblings unpack family secrets, they must separate fact from fiction and are forced to question the narratives of their own lives. James Lecesne's new full-length play is an unflinching and comedic look at how one family deals with the effects of Alzheimer's. It asks why we tell the stories we do about the people we love, and how we live with those stories after they've been debunked.

Concetta Tomei, best known for her roles on TV's China Beach and Providence and on stage in The Elephant Man (opposite David Bowie) and Sarah Ruhl's The Clean House, leads the cast as Dottie Nerber.

Joining Ms. Tomei are James Davis (Broadway revival of The House of Blue Leaves, Soho Rep's We Are Proud to Present...), Dan Domingues (INTAR's Locusts Have No Kings, The Civilian's The Great Immensity at The Public), Angela Reed (Broadway's The Country Girl and The Rainmaker, and national tours of War Horse and Spring Awakening), Isabella Russo (Broadway's School of Rock), and Dale Soules (Orange Is the New Black, Broadway's Hands on a Hard Body and Grey Gardens).

The creative team includes Jo Winiarski (Scenic Design), Daisy Long (Lighting Design), Paul Marlow (Costume Design), Christian Frederickson (Sound Design), and Jerry Marsini (Prop Design). Deidre Works is Production Stage Manager.

Tickets are $55 at abingdontheatre.org or by calling 212-352-3101. Note: THE MOTHER OF INVENTION contains nudity. Not recommended for ages under 13.

Photo Credit: Ben Strothmann



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