Tackling national themes in the most intimate of settings, Mothers and Sons is Terrence McNally at his most uncompromising, compassionate and revealing. Twenty years after her son's death, a mother turns up at the door of his former lover, who is now married to another man and has a young son. This man and his family challenge the woman to confront the truths of their shared past, and a future she never imagined. Values clash as they struggle to reconcile their vastly different worlds. As powerful and provocative as it is warm and humorous, Mothers and Sons explores the very essence of family and forgiveness in a rapidly changing society.
Tyne Daly, Bobby Steggert, Frederick Weller
Author: Terrence McNally
Director: Sheryl Kaller
Producer: Tom Kidahy, Paula Wagner and Debbie Bisno, Barbara Freitag and Loraine Boyle
Press Agent: O&M Co.
A Playwright’s Status Report
Terrence McNally revisits the evolving attitudes toward same-sex relationships in Mothers and Sons, a sequel of sorts to Andre’s Mother.