New Repertory Theatre Presents The Testament of Mary
The show begins tonight as part of the Next Rep Black Box Festival.
The Testament of Mary starts tonight at New Repertory Theatre at Arsenal Center for the Arts.
Adapted by Colm Tóibín from his novella, the Tony-nominated show presents us with Mary, the mother of Jesus, years after her son's death. The Gospel writers have arrived looking for the honest tale of her son's life and death in her words. In a first-person narrative, Mary brings the audience back to the last days of her son's life. Through the lens of her experiences as a mother, her grief brings into sharp relief the question, Was it worth it? Artistic director Jim Petosa helms the production, which stars Paula Langton.
"We continue our third annual Next Rep Black Box Festival with an insightful one-woman play by author and playwright Colm Tóibín," says Petosa. "His moving and perceptive narrative explores the relationship between a mother and her son, her love for him, and her grief after his death. It is our hope that this work can reveal something vital and transcendent that resonates across time and place."
The creative team includes Ryan Bates (set design), Tyler Kinney (costume design), Matthew Guminski (lighting design), Dewey Dellay (composer/sound design), and Leslie Sears (stage manager).
Performances will run through February 28.