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Suppose you wrote a play about your mother...and she decided to show up for it? Lisa Kron presents a perceptive and sardonic look at family functionality using her characteristic insight and off-hand-droll wit. With tales of her mother's extraordinary ability to mend a divided neighborhood, Kron turns everybody's worst nightmare of the controlling mother - the antihero - into a heroic and poignant story of healing. Leigh Silverman directs. Press Quotes "Has a warmth and accessibility that make you want to recommend it to everyone" -- Ben Brantley, NEW YORK TIMES "Cunningly written and compelling" --John Lahr, NEW YORKER "Magical" "Deeply Affecting" --Ben Brantley, NEW YORK TIMES "Genuine" "Lighthearted and Deep" --Linda Winer, NEWSDAY "Hilarious, convention-breaking comedy." --Michael Kuchwara, ASSOCIATED PRESS "Delightful" "Achingly Funny" --Charles Isherwood, VARIETY "Moving" --David Cote, TIME OUT NEW YORK "Sophisticated"…"Colorful" "Touching" -- Michael Sommers, NEWARK STAR-LEDGER "Very Funny"--Jeremy McCarter, NEW YORK SUN "Constantly Amusing" --Andy Propst, AMERICAN THEATER WEB "Entertains and Provokes" --Matthew Murray, TALKIN' BROADWAY "A surefire cure." --William Stevenson, BROADWAY.COM

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Public Theater, Off-Broadway