PHOTO CALL: Crazy Mary Opening Night

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Crazy Mary, starring Kristine Nielsen as the titular character opposite Sigourney Weaver, opened June 3 at Playwrights Horizons.
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The world premiere of A.R. Gurney's play began performances May 11 and runs through June 26. The Off-Broadway company describes Crazy Mary this way: "In an attempt to account for the family inheritance, the scion of a wealthy Buffalo, NY clan (Weaver) and her willful, college-aged son (played by Michael Esper) visit their long lost cousin Mary (Nielsen). The catch: Mary is living in an asylum for the wealthy insane and has barely spoken in years, forcing mother and son to employ radical ends to get through."

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At left (from top): Sigourney Weaver and director Jim Simpson; Kristine Nielsen; Mitchell Greenberg, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Jim Simpson; artistic director Tim Sanford and playwright A. R. Gurney; Michael Esper (right) with his parents William and Suzanne.

Below: The company of Crazy Mary takes its opening-night bows.

photos by Aubrey Reuben

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