Full Cast, Creative Team Announced for New Group's Peace for Mary Frances
The New Group has announced the full cast and creative team for its world premiere production of Lily Thorne's Peace for Mary Frances, which will run May 8-June 17 at the Pershing Square Signature Center, with opening night set for Wednesday, May 23.
Heather Burns, Johanna Day, Natalie Gold, Mia Katigbak, Paul Lazar, Brian Miskell, Melle Powers, and J. Smith-Cameron will join the previously announced Lois Smith in the production. Directed by Lila Neugebauer, the production will include 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."