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THE MOTHER by Lynne Conner
Studio Theater @ Portland Stage
Portland, ME
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THE MOTHER by Lynne Conner
We have come to the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the remain performances of THE MOTHER.

We do this so that our community can feel better knowing that we are taking the steps to ensure the health and well being of not just ourselves, but of the people we love and the people who love us! In the end, if the risk vs reward aspect means putting others health at risk, there really is no choice but to stop now and make safety the priority.

We will be happy to accommodate a refund, exchange your ticket to a future DRC production, or issue you a tax-deductible donation for your unused ticket.


March 6 - 12, 2020

World Premiere
by Lynne Conner
directed by Lisa Muller-Jones

with Nolan Ellsworth, Mary Fraser, Robbie Harrison,
Abigail Killeen, Michela Micalizio,
David Pence and Molly W. Bryant Roberts.

DRC will produce the World Premiere of Lynne Conner's most recent play THE MOTHER, a thought-provoking and heartbreaking exploration of what happens to a family in the wake of a school shooting perpetrating by their son.

With a non-linear timeline, highly-theatrical characterization (The Mother is played by two actors, one before the shooting and one after, who often speak to each other), and a seven-member cast, many of whom play multiple roles, the play reveals some of the less-talked about aspects of our national tragedy of mass shooting - the roles of suicide, the concept of aggrieved masculinity, and who the public condemns/blames for such acts of violence. Conner's play asks questions and provides few answers, so that the audience is invited to struggle along with the characters in trying to understand why school shootings occur and what, if any meaning, we can discover in them.

All Sales Final

** Please join us for a talk-back session with
Playwright Lynne Connor and Director Lisa Muller-Jones
following the performance on March 7th.

Please join us for a talk-back session with
Director Lisa Muller-Jones and actress Abigail Killeen,
facilitated by gun violence scholar Lindsay Livingston,
following the performance on March 13th. **

PREMIUM SEATING  Get a reserved Front & Center seat without having to arrive early! Select Premium Seating and we will reserve your seat up until 5 minutes prior to the printed curtain time. If you arrive after that time, your reserved seat may be released, but you will still be able to see the show. There will be no refunds for late arrivals. $15 of your Premium Seat purchase counts as a tax-deductible donation to Dramatic Repertory Company.

DISCOUNT WEDNESDAYS,  All seats to Wednesday Evening performances are $10!

FuturePatrons  if you are age 25 or under, see DRC shows for FREE!! FuturePatron tickets are available day-of only, and require government-issued photo ID as proof of age. Seating is first-come, first-served and subject to availability.


Studio Theater @ Portland Stage (View)
25A Forest Avenue
Portland, ME 04101
United States


Arts > Literary
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Arts > Visual

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No


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