Mothers and Sons by Terrence McNally
After 20 years, Katharine Gerard, the mother of Cal Porter’s deceased lover, Andre, shows up uninvited and unexpected at Cal Porter’s Manhattan high-rise. Cal is now married to a writer, Will, and they have a young son, Bud.
The visit is ostensibly to bring Cal a diary that Andre kept. Soon, though, it becomes apparent that Katharine is in reality looking for something…. Closure? An apology? Revenge? Terrence McNally explores these themes and more in his magnificent script, which was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play in 2014.
Performance dates for Mothers and Sons are March 22, 23, 29, 30, 31 and April 5 and 6. The production will be directed by David Berti and produced by Mark Baumhardt and Donnie Baillargeon. The set will be designed by Ruth Neeman, with lighting design by Bruce Pennypacker, sound design by Mark Baumhardt, costumes by JoAnne Powers and original music by Valerie Forgione. Stage manager is Judy Forgione.
Auditions for Quannapowitt Players’ production of Mothers and Sons will be held on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, December 19 and 20 at 55 Hopkins Street, Reading, MA. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Sides will be available before the audition and can be emailed to auditioners upon request. We will accommodate anyone that is not scheduled as time permits.
Katharine Gerard - Just this side of 70. Brittle and caustic woman, mink-clad and defiant, but inwardly sad -- and terrified that her son will be forgotten by:
Cal Porter - In the neighborhood of 50. Andre’s former life-partner, who has moved on to a new and happy life. He is now married to:
Will Ogden - 30s. Cal’s younger and handsome husband. Not, however, a boy-toy or appendage of Cal. This is a strong man in his own right, and a very good father to:
Bud Ogden-Porter - 6 going on 40. A precocious, but thankfully not precious little boy. Full of questions and demanding of straight answers. (Regarding this character’s age: the actor may be older than 6, as long as it is believable that he is younger).
If you have any questions contact Donnie Baillargeon: [email protected]
55 Hopkins St, Reading, MA 01867
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