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Mark Ruffalo, Paul Dano Take In Opening Night of Peace for Mary Frances

Lila Neugebauer directs the New Group's world premiere of Lily Thorne's play.

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Mark Ruffalo walks the red carpet on opening night of the New Group's Peace for Mary Frances.
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The New Group's world-premiere production of Lily Thorne's Peace for Mary Frances opened on Wednesday, May 23, at the Pershing Square Signature Center, and a number of stars were in attendance to take in the show. Avengers: Infinity War's Mark Ruffalo walked the red carpet alongside Paul Dano (Wildlife), Greta Gerwig (Ladybird), Ethan Hawke (First Reformed), and more. See photos from the celebration in the gallery below.

Peace for Mary Frances stars Lois Smith, Heather Burns, Johanna Day, Natalie Gold, Mia Katigbak, Paul Lazar, Brian Miskell, Melle Powers, and J. Smith-Cameron. Directed by Lila Neugebauer, the production team includes Dane Laffrey (scenic design), Jessica Pabst (costume design), Tyler Micoleau (lighting design), and Daniel Kluger (sound design).

Peace for Mary Frances is described as follows: "Mary Frances (Lois Smith) has lived a good life; she's ninety years old and ready to die. Born to refugees fleeing the Armenian genocide, her last wish is to die peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Her dream collides with reality as three generations of explosive women flood her small New England home to battle for their family's legacy. Mary Frances must navigate the volatile relationships of the children she raised — or die trying."

Performances of Peace for Mary Frances continue through June 17.

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