From the 2015-16 Season
Final performance was March 6th, 2016
A new play by Richard Greenberg
Directed by Lynne Meadow
Starring Linda Lavin
Kate Arrington, Greg Keller, John Procaccino
Tony and two-time Golden Globe winner Linda Lavin (Collected Stories, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife) returns to MTC in Our Mother’s Brief Affair, a new play making its New York premiere. From the team behind The Assembled Parties – Tony-winning writer Richard Greenberg (Three Days of Rain, Take Me Out) and award-winning MTC Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Commons of Pensacola, Wit) – this innovative work challenges us to look at who our parents are when they’re not being our parents.
On the verge of death for the umpteenth time, Anna (Lavin) makes a shocking confession to her grown children: an affair from her past that just might have resonance beyond the family. But how much of what she says is true? While her children try to separate fact from fiction, Anna fights for a legacy she can be proud of. With razor-sharp wit and extraordinary insight, Our Mother’s Brief Affair considers the sweeping, surprising impact of indiscretions both large and small.
Our Mother’s Brief Affair marks the 11th collaboration between Greenberg and Manhattan Theatre Club.
The creative team for the production features Santo Loquasto (scenic design), Tom Broecker (costume design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design), and Fitz Patton (sound design).
Running time: 2 hours, including one intermission.