EXCLUSIVE: Winsome Brown to Premiere This Is Mary Brown at La MaMa
Writer and actress Winsome Brown will debut her new solo play This Is Mary Brown at La MaMa's First Floor Theatre, set to run from June 11-28 with an official June 14 press opening.
Written and performed by Brown, the play offers a memoir of Brown's mother and Irish family, complete with both love and dysfunction. Brad Rouse directs the production, which will follow up its run at La MaMa with a stint at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August.
The play is described as follows: "Winsome Brown channels her wickedly funny Irish mother, her Alaskan frontiersman father, and her engaging family to tell the story of a mother's life. With humor she applies a light touch that reveals Mary's struggles with aging and alcoholism, her war stories of a 45-year marriage with children, and the sad grace of her death."
Brown's past theatrical credits include Women: The War Within at Baryshnikov Arts Center, Shakespeare's Sister at La MaMa, and the Andre Gregory/Wallace Shawn adaptation of The Master Builder, later directed on film by Jonathan Demme.
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