April 22, 2013
May 5, 2013
Mary, the mother of Jesus, is in the city of Ephesus, where she is being guarded and protected, just after her son's Crucifixion. As two of her son's followers set about giving shape to Jesus' story, Mary tells her own story—the one that has not been heard.
The Testament of Mary is based on Irish novelist Colm Tóibín's novella of the same name, which was published by Scribner in November 2012. The novella was an outgrowth of "The Testament," a monologue Tóibín wrote from Mary's perspective, which was performed by Tony winner Marie Mullen at the Dublin Theater Festival in 2011.
Scott Rudin, Stuart Thompson, Jon B. Platt, Roger Berlind, Broadway Across America, Scott M. Delman, Jean Doumanian, Roy Furman, Stephanie P. McClelland, Sonia Friedman Productions/Tulchin Bartner Productions, The Araca Group, Heni Koenigsberg, Daryl Roth, Eli Bush
—Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding New Broadway Play
—Drama League nomination for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play
The Testament of Mary marks Fiona Shaw and director Deborah Warner's 13th outing together as actor and director, respectively. Testament marks the first collaboration between Shaw and Warner to premiere in the United States.