What Do Critics Think of Mary Jane Off-Broadway?

The Verdict   What Do Critics Think of Mary Jane Off-Broadway?
 
Carrie Coon plays a single mother caring for her chronically ill child in Amy Herzog’s powerful new drama.
Mary_Jane_NYTW_Production_Photo_2017_Carrie Coon & Susan Pourfar in MARY JANE at New York Theatre Workshop, Photo by Joan Marcus_HR.jpg
Carrie Coon and Susan Pourfar Joan Marcus

New York Theatre Workshop celebrated the opening of Mary Jane, a new drama by Pulitzer Prize finalist Amy Herzog with direction by two-time Obie winner Anne Kauffman, September 25. The play takes place over a rain-drenched summer in New York City and follows a single mother who is caring for a chronically sick child.

In the title role is Tony and Emmy nominee Carrie Coon, who is joined by Liza Colón-Zayas, Danaya Esperanza, Susan Pourfar, and Brenda Wehle, who play the various women orbiting her while she attempts to navigate her difficult life.

Read: HOW CARRIE COON WENT FROM TONY NOMINEE TO IN-DEMAND SCREEN STAR

The New York premiere began performances September 6 and, following an extension announcement, will now continue through October 29.

Read reviews for the new play below:

Daily News (Joe Dziemianowicz)

Deadline (Jeremy Gerard)

The Financial Times (Max McGuinness)

The Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney)

New York Magazine / Vulture (Sara Holdren)

The New York Times (Jesse Green)

Time Out New York (Adam Feldman)

Variety (Marilyn Stasio)

The Wrap (Thom Geier)

Flip through photos from the production:

Mary Jane features scenic design by Laura Jellinek (The Light Years), costume design by Emily Rebholz (Dear Evan Hansen), lighting design by Japhy Weideman (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), and sound design by Leah Gelpe (Sundown, Yellow Moon). Lisa Chernoff (Oslo) is the stage manager.

Mary Jane is produced in association with Yale Repertory Theatre, where it was commissioned and received its world premiere in April.

For tickets and more information, visit NYTWorg.

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