The world premiere of Lily Thorne’s Peace for Mary Frances opens Off-Broadway May 23. The new play, which stars Lois Smith in the title role, is directed by Lila Neugebauer, in a production from The New Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center.
In Peace for Mary Frances, Mary Frances is 90 years old and ready to die. Born to refugees fleeing the Armenian genocide, her last wish is to pass away peacefully at home surrounded by her family. But her dream collides with reality as three generations of explosive women arrive prepared to battle for their family's legacy.
Flip through photos of the show below:
First Look at Johanna Day, Heather Burns, and Lois Smith in New Group's Peace for Mary Frances
Completing the cast of the Off-Broadway staging are Johanna Day (Sweat, August: Osage County), Heather Burns (Dinner With Friends, Manchester by the Sea), Succession's Natalie Gold, Mia Katigbak (Dear Elizabeth, Peer Gynt and the Norwegian Hapa Band), Paul Lazar (Samara, Tamburlaine), Brian Miskell (The Antipodes, The Flick), Melle Powers (The Old Friends; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark), and J. Smith-Cameron (Rectify, True Blood).
Peace for Mary Frances features scenic design by Dane Laffrey, costume design by Jessica Pabst, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau, and music and sound design by Daniel Kluger. Casting by Judy Henderson, CSA, and production stage manager is Valerie A. Peterson.