Directed by Jeremy B. Cohen, My Mother Has 4 Noses is written and performed by singer/songwriter Jonatha Brooke. Performances continue through May 4.
"In My Mother Has 4 Noses, Jonatha Brooke tells of her experiences caring for her mother during the final two years of her life," press notes state. "Quite the character, Jonatha's mother was a published poet, a clown, and a Christian Scientist. She also had dementia... as well as 4 noses."
Brooke chronicled her experiences, which developed into a blog and then a collection of 11 songs, prior to its stage adaptation.
My Mother Has 4 Noses has scenic design by Caite Hevner-Kemp, lighting design by ML Geiger and sound design by Paul Mitchell. Ben Butler is the musical director, and Anne Lowrie is the production stage manager.
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.