Mary

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February 5 – March 6, 2011 In the Owen
Approximate running time: 90 minutes

A world premiere and Goodman Theatre commission

Outrageous. Ruthless. Explosive. Named "Best Provocative Playwright" by the Village Voice, Thomas Bradshaw pulls no punches in his social satire Mary.

At the height of what Time magazine dubbed "AIDS hysteria" in 1983, college student David invites his boyfriend home to his parents' house in Maryland where nothing has changed since the 1800s—including the slave quarters. Confronting hypocrisy and oppression with exhilarating wit, Bradshaw's incendiary work is "likely to leave you speechless!" (The New York Times)

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    Mary (Myra Lucretia Taylor) struggles with her relationships amongst the Jennings family members in Thomas Bradshaw's Mary.

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    Dolores (Barbara Garrick) and James (Scott Jaeck) keep their romance alive in Thomas Bradshaw's Mary.

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    (l to r) Jonathan (Eddie Bennett) and David (Alex Weisman) embrace one another as they get ready to leave school for winter break in Thomas Bradshaw's Mary.

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    Mary (Myra Lucretia Taylor) recites part of the bible to her husband Elroy (Cedric Young) in Thomas Bradshaw's Mary.

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    (l to r) James (Scott Jaeck), David (Alex Weisman), Jonathan (Eddie Bennett) and Dolores (Barbara Garrick) sit down to a family dinner while Mary (Myra Lucretia Taylor) waits on them in Thomas Bradshaw's Mary.

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    Dolores (Barbara Garrick) gives her husband James (Scott Jaeck) an early Christmas present in Thomas Bradshaw's Mary.

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    (l to r) David (Alex Weisman) plays his new violin for his mother Dolores (Barbara Garrick), his father James (Scott Jaeck), Elroy (Cedric Young) and Mary (Myra Lucretia Taylor) in Thomas Bradshaw's Mary.

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    David (Alex Weisman) celebrates Christmas with his mother Dolores (Barbara Garrick) in Thomas Bradshaw's Mary.

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