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Mothers and Sons
Plymouth Church
Milwaukee, WI
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Mothers and Sons
Don't Miss Boulevard Theatre 's November 15-25, 2018 reading of acclaimed LGBTQ playwright Terrance McNally's powerful drama MOTHERS AND SONS.

At turns funny and powerful, MOTHERS AND SONS portrays an older widow ("Katherine," played by Joan End) who pays an unexpected visit to the New York apartment of her late son's partner ("Cal," played by Mark Neufang), who is now married to another man ("Will," played by Nathan Marinan).

Cal and Will have a young son ("Bud") together and are enjoying the fruits of the "good life." But generations collide in this stirring drama, as Katherine's unexpected arrival simultaneously questions and then threatens Cal and Will's modern family.

And challenged to face how society has changed around her since the death of Andre, her beloved son and Cal's former lover, Katherine begins to see the life her deceased son ("Andre") might have led with Cal, had it not been for Andre's death from the then-plague of HIV/AIDS. Andre's death - 20 years prior - and the specter of HIV/AIDS, permeate McNally's tale of ultimate loss and ultimate acceptance with an elegiac ennui.


1.) "Eloquent, exceptionally timely and intensely resonant. ... A moving reflection on a changed America."  ~ Chicago Tribune.

2.) "A masterpiece. Terrence McNally is one of the greatest contemporary playwrights the theatre world has yet produced. MOTHERS AND SONS is profound. ... Heartbreaking. Triumphant."  ~ NY Observer.

3.) "Fantastic! McNally captures a moment of hope and promise  MOTHERS AND SONS feels like the sun on your face! ~NBC New York

Only a handful of performances available for this dynamic enhanced reading:

Thursday,11/15 @ 7:30pm;
Sunday,11/18 @ 7pm;
Monday 11/19 @ 7:30pm;
Friday,11/23 @ 8pm;
Saturday, 11/24 @ 8pm;
and Sunday, 11/25 @ 4:30pm.

All shows are held at Milwaukee's Plymouth Church, in the church's intimate Graham Chapel (2717 East Hampshire, one block east of the intersection of Downer and Hampshire, just east of UWM).

There are two ways to see this show:

1) Purchase your ticket here ($15 + fees) and be sure to have ONE of the following at the door:

    a) a physical ticket that BPT would mail to you, when ordered with enough advance time;
    b) a printed ticket, from your home computer;
    c) mobile phone ticket, to show the house manager.

2) Come to the theater and purchase a ticket with CASH ONLY - $18.

All online sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.  Tickets/seats are available for purchase and/or pick up at the PLYMOUTH CHURCH 30 minutes before performances.  House opens for seating 25 minutes before curtain - no early seating.  

Latecomer Policy:   Due to the intimate configuration of the GRAHAM CHAPEL space, latecomers will not be seated. MOTHERS AND SONS runs approximately 90 minutes.  
No intermission is featured.

Cancellation Policy:  Boulevard Theatre does not cancel or reschedule performances due to inclement weather or sporting events, nor do we offer refunds.

Parking: Ample street parking available within walking distance.   Several Milwaukee County bus lines stop within two blocks of Plymouth Church.

TICKETS online are $15 + fees.  AT THE DOOR - Cash Only - $18.00.


Plymouth Church (View)
2717 E Hampshire St
Milwaukee, WI 53211
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Social > LGBT

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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