The Ghent Playhouse presents the regional premier of Mothers and Sons – a
timely and touching contemporary play about change, reconciliation and
becoming a family.
Mothers and Sons opens on Friday, March 17 and runs through Sunday,
April 2 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday
afternoons at 2 p.m.
“Words are the bridge we build across the void that separates us.”
A Dallas matriarch pays an unexpected visit to her late son’s former
partner, who is now married to another man and raising a young son. Forced
to consider the life her son may have had, the woman must now come to terms
with her own life choices and how society has changed around her.
Wendy Power Spielmann of Kinderhook takes on the role of Katherine Gerard,
the 70 year old widow, who after twenty years, suddenly decides to pay a
visit to the Upper West Side apartment of her late son’s former partner,
Cal Porter. Paul Murphy of Troy portrays Cal in the production, with
Dylan Widjiono of Stockport as Will Ogden, Cal’s husband. Rounding out the
cast is newcomer, 9 year old Ely Loskowitz of Valatie, as the couple’s
young son, Bud.
Written by award-winning playwright of Love! Valor! Compassion!, Terrence
McNally, Mothers and Sons was a 2014 Tony Award Nominee for Best New
Play. The Ghent Playhouse production is directed by Cathy Lee-Visscher, who
also designing the set. Matt Sikora is the Stage Manager. Costume Design
is by Joanne Maurer and Lighting Design by Isabelle Filkins.
Tickets are $20 each, $17 for Members of the Playhouse and $10 for Students
with ID. Tickets may be reserved by calling 1-800-838-3006 or going to the
website at www.ghentplayhouse.org.
Be sure to reserve your tickets early, especially for the Sunday matinees!