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The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row

Natural Affection tells the story of a troubled young man who, abandoned early in life by his single mother, returns from reform school to find her now living with a lover. As the tension between them mounts, their fight for forgiveness and connection gives way to desperation, setting this insecure family on a collision course of reckless, heartbreaking and almost inevitable violence.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Oct. 26, 2013.

The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row

410 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

Previews Sep 17, 2013
Opening Sep 26, 2013
Closing Oct 26, 2013


What Is the Story of Natural Affection?
Natural Affection tells the story of Sue Barker, who has built a successful career as a department store buyer in 1962 and who lives with (and supports) a younger lover in her small Chicago apartment. The arrival of Sue’s 17-year-old son, Donnie—who was sent to reform school after having spent his childhood in an orphanage—shakes up Sue's relationship with her lover and sets in motion a series of explosive confrontations on a booze-filled Christmas Eve.

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