The Good Mother, Starring Gretchen Mol, Opens Off-Broadway Nov. 15

By Adam Hetrick
15 Nov 2012

Gretchen Mol
Gretchen Mol
Photo by Monique Carboni

The New Group production of Francine Volpe's psychological thriller The Good Mother, starring Gretchen Mol as a mother trying to make ends meet, officially opens Off-Broadway Nov. 15 at the Actorn Theatre. 

Scott Elliott directs Volpe's drama, which began previews Oct. 31 for a run through Dec. 22. The Good Mother launches the New Group's 2012-13 season.

Mol (Chicago, The Shape of Things, "Boardwalk Empire") leads a cast that also features Mark Blum (The Best Man, Twelve Angry Men), Darren Goldstein (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Alfredo Narciso (The Ugly One) and Eric Nelsen (13 the Musical).

Here's how it's billed: "In this taut psychological thriller, Larissa is a single mother who can barely meet the mortgage on her house in Mount Vernon, NY. When a bizarre incident involving her 4-year-old daughter forces her to face someone from her past, her own questionable actions come back to haunt her."



The Good Mother has set design by Derek McLane, costume design by Cynthia Rowley, lighting design by Jason Lyons and sound design by Bart Fasbender.

Volpe's plays include The Given, Late Fragment, Sweethearts and Giftbox.

The Acorn Theatre is located at 410 West 42nd Street. For tickets, phone (212) 244-3380, ext. 305, or visit TheNewGroup.