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Terrence McNally's MOTHERS AND SONS Gets World Premiere at Bucks County Playhouse


M O T H E R S   A N D   S O N S




JUNE 13 – 23, 2013

New Hope, PA (5/8/13) – Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) (Jed Bernstein, Producing Director) has announced the complete casting for the world premiere of Mothers and Sons, a new play by four-time Tony Award®-winning playwright Terrence McNally. Last seen at Bucks County in Love Letters opposite James Earl Jones, Emmy and Tony Award®-winner Tyne Daly is set to star in the production joined by Tony Award®-nominees Manoel Felciano and Bobby Steggert, with direction by Tony Award®-nominee Sheryl Kaller.

“The Bucks County Playhouse has a history of bringing in top-class theater artists, and we are proud to be adding Terrence McNally to that roster,” said Jed Bernstein. “We are also thrilled to have the talented Tyne Daly returning to our stage in the world premiere of a play from one of Broadway’s leading playwrights.”

Mothers and Sons is the story of the mother of a young man who died from AIDS and his partner at the time of her son’s death. In the many years since they last met, both their lives have changed — more than either of them could have possibly imagined. This new play asks us to consider how far we have come as a society in need of healing and how far we still have to go.

The creative team includes set designer Wilson Chin, Tony Award®-winning costume designer Jess Goldstein, lighting designer Travis McHale, and sound designer John Gromada.

Performances begin June 13th and run through June 23rd.

2013 Summer Season Schedule

May 23- June 9 Mame starring Broadway’s Andrea McArdle

June 13-23 Mothers and Sons- world premiere play by Terrence McNally, starring Tyne Daly

June 27- July 21  The World Goes ‘Round- The songs of Kander and Ebb

July 5-21 Really Rosie- Family classic with book and lyrics by Maurice Sendak and music by Carole King, directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge.

July 25-August 11 Summer of ’42- Coming of age musical based on the 1971 film with a book by Hunter Foster, music and lyrics by David Kirshenbaum, and based on the novel and screenplay by Herman Raucher.

August 15- September 1 The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife- Tony Award®-nominated play by Charles Busch and directed by Tony Award-winner Boyd Gaines

To purchase tickets and for more information on the entire Playhouse Productions summer season visit, call 215-862-2121 or visit the box office at 70 South Main Street New Hope, PA  (Tues-Sun noon-5).

Located 90 minutes from New York City, the Bucks County Playhouse opened in 1939 on the site of a grist mill dating from the late eighteenth century. Ironically, the structure was at that time in danger of demolition; however playwright Moss Hart and the local community rallied to save the building and re-opened it as a theatrical venue, which quickly became one of the country’s most famous regional theaters, with a veritable who’s who of American theatrical royalty including Kim Hunter, Helen Hayes, Kitty Carlisle, Colleen Dewhurst, Shirley Booth, Lillian Gish, June Lockhart, Grace Kelly, Robert Redford, Bert Lahr, Leslie Nielsen and Walter Matthau and remained in continuous operation until December 2010.

Thanks to the Bridge Street Foundation, the non-profit family foundation of Kevin and Sherri Daugherty with Tanya Cooper as President, this beloved theatrical landmark was re-opened and celebrated on July 2, 2012, exactly 73 years and a day from when it originally opened in 1939. The Bucks County Playhouse is located at 70 South Main Street in New Hope, PA.

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