AIDS Memorial Quilt Will Be Discussed at Post-Show Mothers and Sons Talkback
22 May 2014
The new Broadway play Mothers and Sons from four-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally will continue to offer a series of post-show talkbacks in conjunction with the Huffington Post Gay Voices May 28 at the Golden Theatre.
On May 28 the talkback will focus on the AIDS Quilt with panelists Julie Rhoad (CEO of the Names Project/AIDS Quilt), Anne Balsamo (Names Project board member and dean of New School Media Studies), Lynn Sinelli (AIDS Quilt panel maker) and Jay Lesiger (owner of Chelsea Pines Inn and sponsor of the AIDS Quilt Display in the Golden lobby).
As previously announced, portions of The AIDS Memorial Quilt are on display in the lower lobby of the Golden Theatre, where the new play is housed, through the entirety of the show's run.
Mothers and Sons marks McNally's 20th Broadway show and is directed by Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall). Preview performances began Feb. 23, prior to a March 24 opening night.
Mothers and Sons, according to press notes, "is a timely and provocative new play that explores our evolving understanding of family in today's world. At turns funny and powerful, Mothers and Sons follows a woman (Daly) who pays an unexpected visit to the New York apartment of her late son's ex-partner (Weller), who is now married to another man (Steggert) and has a young son. Challenged to face how society has changed around her, generations collide as she revisits the past and discovers a new connection she never expected."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.