Read Reviews for Peace for Mary Frances Off-Broadway

The Verdict   Read Reviews for Peace for Mary Frances Off-Broadway
See what critics think of the world premiere of Lily Thorne's play, directed by Lila Neugebauer.
Lois Smith, J. Smith-Cameron, and Paul Lazar Monique Carboni

The New Group celebrated the opening of its latest world premiere, Lily Thorne’s Peace for Mary Frances, May 23 at The Pershing Square Signature Center. The new play, which stars Lois Smith in the title role, is directed by Lila Neugebauer. Previews began May 8.

In Peace for Mary Frances, Mary Frances is 90 years old and ready to die. 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.

Read reviews for the Off-Broadway production below:

The Hollywood Reporter (Frank Scheck)

The New York Times (Jesse Green)

The Wrap (Thom Geier)

Playbill will continue to update with reviews as they are published.

Completing the cast of Peace for Mary Frances are Johanna Day (Sweat, You Can’t Take It With You, 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 is by Judy Henderson, CSA, and the production stage manager is Valerie A. Peterson.

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