"The Testament of Mary," Read by Meryl Streep, Will Get Audio Release
07 Aug 2013
Colm Tóibín's novel "The Testament of Mary," which was adapted for the stage last season with Fiona Shaw, will be released in audio book format this September. Academy Award-winning actress Meryl Streep will read the work.
Set for a Sept. 10 release from Simon & Schuster Audio, "The Testament of Mary" imagines a new account of Christ, one in which his mother questions her son's death, his divinity and the followers who called him the son of God. The novel was released in 2012.
Tony Award nominee and four-time Olivier Award-winning actress Shaw starred as Mary, the mother of Jesus, in the short-lived Broadway production of the one-woman drama played 16 regular performances and 27 previews. It was directed by Deborah Warner.
Tóibín's works include "The Blackwater Lightship," "The Master," "The South, Homage to Barcelona," "The Heather Blazing," "The Story of the Night" and "Brooklyn."
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.