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."
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