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About The Testament of Mary - On Broadway

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Mary, the mother of Jesus, tells the life story of her son from her own perspective. Fiona Shaw will start in this one-woman show. Mary, the elderly mother of Jesus talks to a group of his followers about her son whom she did not completely understand. The play is based on the novel in this same name by Tóibin.

The Testament of Mary takes place after the Crucifixion. Mary, the mother of Jesus, is in the city of Ephesus where she is both guarded and protected. As two of her son's followers set about giving shape to Jesus’ story, Mary tells her own story - the one which has not been heard.

The historic collaboration between actress Fiona Shaw and director Deborah Warner results in the creation, for the first time, of a new work for Broadway, written by acclaimed author Colm Tóibín . The New York Times calls The Testament of Mary “beautiful and daring." The New York Review of Books calls it “subversive and ruthless”, and lauds it for its “sensational theatricality.” And Entertainment Weekly says it is “spellbinding and emotional. A generous leap of imagination."

The Testament of Mary Cast Members: Fiona Shaw

The Testament of Mary Creative Team
Author: Colm Tóibín
Director: Deborah Warner
Producer: Testament Broadway LLC

Running Time: 90 minutes, with no intermission

2013 Tony Nominations for 'The Testament of Mary'

The Testament of Mary has been nominated for 3 Tony Awards
  • Best Play
  • Jennifer Tipton nominee for Best Lighting Design of a Play
  • Mel Mercier nominee for Best Sound Design of a Play


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