MTC's Our Mother's Brief Affair begins previews tonight


The Manhattan Theatre Club's New York Premiere of Our Mother's Brief Affair, written by Richard Greenberg and directed by Lynne Meadow, begins previews at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre tonight.

The production officially opens on 20 January and plays a limited engagement through to 6 March 2016.

Synopsis: "On the verge of death for the umpteenth time, Anna (Linda Lavin) makes a shocking confession to her grown children: an affair from her past that just might have resonance beyond the family. But how much of what she says is true? While her children try to separate fact from fiction, Anna fights for a legacy she can be proud of. Our Mother's Brief Affair considers the sweeping, surprising impact of indiscretions both large and small."

The cast of Our Mother's Brief Affair includes Tony and two-time Golden Globe winner Linda Lavin (Anna), Kate Arrington (Abby), Greg Keller (Seth), and John Procaccino (Lover/Dad).

The creative team behind Our Mother's Brief Affair features scenic design by Santo Loquasto, costume design by Tom Broecker, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski, and sound design by Fitz Patton.

Linda Lavin won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for 'Broadway Bound' in 1987. She also received five further Tony nominations (for 'The Lyons' in 2012, for 'Collected Stories' in 2010, for 'The Tale of the Allergist's Wife' in 2001, for 'The Diary of Anne Frank' in 1998, and for 'Last of the Red Hot Lovers' in 1970). Her additional Broadway credits include 'Hollywood Arms,' 'The Sisters Rosensweig,' 'Gypsy,' 'The Enemy is Dead,' 'Something Different,' 'It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman,' and 'The Riot Act.' She won two Golden Globes and earned a further Golden Globe nomination, as well as an Emmy nomination for the TV series 'Alice.'

- by Tom Millward

Linda Lavin