Our Mother's Brief Affair Tickets

Written by Richard Greenberg, Our Mother’s Brief Affair follows Anna (Tony winner Linda Lavin), who, while on the verge of death , confesses to her grown children about an affair from her past.

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Running Time
2 hours (with 1 intermission)
Ages 12+
Dec 28, 2015
Jan 20, 2016
Mar 6, 2016

Our Mother's Brief Affair Reviews

Anna is but the latest addition to a memorable gallery of sharp-tongued Jewish mothers created by Ms. Lavin during the past several decades...But none of those roles asked quite as much of her as Anna, who is required to exist in both middle and old age, in recollection and reality, sometimes all at once.
Ben Brantley, The New York Times
Greenberg's writing is elegant and keenly epigrammatic...Directed with canny ambiguity by Lynne Meadow, Our Mother's Brief Affair lets you to wonder how much this scandal has been retouched.
Adam Feldman, Time Out NY
No one does difficult moms like Linda Lavin...With signature style, wry wit and an irresistible glint in her eye, Lavin makes Anna Cantor, an average situational liar, as she's called, a force to be reckoned with.
Joe Dziemianowicz, New York Daily News


Tony and two-time Golden Globe winner Linda Lavin (Collected Stories, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife) returns to MTC in Our Mother’s Brief Affair, a new play making its New York premiere. From the team behind The Assembled Parties – Tony-winning writer Richard Greenberg (Three Days of Rain, Take Me Out) and award-winning MTC Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Commons of Pensacola, Wit) – this innovative work challenges us to look at who our parents are when they’re not being our parents.

On the verge of death for the umpteenth time, Anna (Lavin) makes a shocking confession to her grown children: an affair from her past that just might have resonance beyond the family. But how much of what she says is true? While her children try to separate fact from fiction, Anna fights for a legacy she can be proud of. With razor-sharp wit and extraordinary insight, Our Mother’s Brief Affair considers the sweeping, surprising impact of indiscretions both large and small.

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