Terrence McNally's Mothers and Sons Will Play Philadelphia

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Philadelphia Theatre Company will present Terrence McNally's Tony-nominated Mothers and Sons, which ends its Broadway run June 22, as the fifth show of its 2014-15 season.

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The acclaimed drama will play the Philadelphia venue Feb. 6-March 8, 2015. Casting will be announced at a later time.

In Mothers and Sons, according to press notes, "a woman pays an unexpected visit to the apartment of her late son's partner, who is now married to another man and has a young son. A 2014 Tony Award nominee for Best Play, this eloquent, timely, and intensely resonant play is a moving reflection on a changed America and our ever-evolving understanding of family."

“We are thrilled to include Terrence’s timely and compassionate play as part of our 40th Anniversary celebration. I think audiences connect so deeply with his work because his characters are so richly drawn, with equal measures of unflinching honesty and empathy for what makes them – and us – human,” said executive producing director Sara Garonzik in a statement.

“PTC’s relationship with Terrence McNally goes back 25 years," Garonzik continued, "covering not only the world premiere productions of the Tony Award-winning Master Class, Some Men, Unusual Acts of Devotion, and Golden Age but also the Philadelphia premieres of Love! Valour! Compassion!, Lips Together, Teeth Apart, and Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. In 2012, PTC established the Terrence McNally New Play Award which is given annually to a play that celebrates the transformative power of art.”

Philadelphia Theatre Company's upcoming season will also include Lisa D’Amour’s Detroit; the Tony Award-nominated Outside Mullingar by Oscar-winning writer John Patrick Shanleybrownsville song (b-side for tray), a hit of this year's Humana Festival of New American Plays, by rising playwright Kimber Lee; and Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair's musical whodunit Murder for Two. For more information call (215) 735-7356.

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