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From the writer of Odysseus Died from AIDS and The Penguin Tango, Stephen Svoboda, and world-renowned pianist, N. David Williams, comes a musical journey of self discovery, forgiveness, and new love told through the poetry of Rumi, the magic of puppetry, and with a wicked sense of humor. Reconstructing Mama is a comedic musical spin on the dynamics of dysfunctional families. Set in Westchester County over the course of one night, Reconstructing Mama chronicles one family's attempt to redefine themselves in the wake of their mother's death. The children come together after their mother's funeral to reminisce and come to terms with their mother's mental illness. The play is a living tribute to Svoboda's own childhood.

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