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Glenn Close and Company of Mother of the Maid Celebrate Opening Night

Matthew Penn directs the Public Theater production, running through December 23.

Glenn Close and Grace Van Patten celebrate opening night of Mother of the Maid at the Public Theater.
(© Tricia Baron)

Glenn Close and the company of the Public Theater production of Jane Anderson's Mother of the Maid on Wednesday, October 11. Directed by Matthew Penn, the production runs through December 23.


Mother of the Maid "tells the story of Joan of Arc's mother (Close), a sensible, hardworking, God-fearing peasant woman whose faith is upended as she deals with the baffling journey of her odd and extraordinary daughter."

Joining Close in the cast are Dermot Crowley, Olivia Gilliatt, Kate Jennings Grant, Andrew Hovelson, Daniel Pearce, and Grace Van Patten.

The creative team includes John Lee Beatty (scenic design), Jane Greenwood (costume design), Lap Chi Chu (lighting design), Alexander Sovronsky (original music and sound design), Joanna Lynne Staub (sound design), and Tom Watson (hair and wig design). James Latus is the production stage manager and Jason Pacella the stage manager.