Mary-Louise Parker
Mary-Louise Parker
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Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker will return to Broadway this October in Manhattan Theatre Club and MCC Theater's world premiere coproduction of Sharr White's new drama, The Snow Geese. The 11-week engagement, beginning previews October 1 in advance of an October 24 opening at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, is directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, who previously collaborated with Parker on MTC's production of the drama Proof.

In the World War I drama, Parker plays the newly widowed Elizabeth Gaesling, who must confront the reality of her new life with the impending deployment of her carefree eldest son and her younger son's discovery that the father they revered has left them in debt. Additional casting and the production's creative team will be announced in the near future.

The Snow Geese marks the second collaboration between Manhattan Theatre Club, MCC Theater, and playwright Sharr White, who made his Broadway debut this past fall with The Other Place. White completed The Snow Geese during a residency at the Cape Cod Theatre Project.

Parker made her Broadway debut in Craig Lucas' Prelude to a Kiss, for which she received Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations, as well as a Theatre World Award and the Clarence Derwent Award. Her performance as Li'l Bit in the original off-Broadway production of Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive earned her Obie and Lucille Lortel Awards. For David Auburn's Proof, she won the 2001 Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards. Parker's additional stage credits include Lucas' Reckless (for which she received her third Tony Award nomination), Sarah Ruhl's Dead Man's Cell Phone, and Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, among others. She won an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award for her performance as Harper Pitt in the HBO film version of Tony Kushner's Angels in America and is the recipient of a Golden Globe Award for her work on the Showtime series Weeds.