EXCLUSIVE: Winsome Brown to Premiere This Is Mary Brown at La MaMa
The solo show will land in New York this June.
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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