The Mother

Atlantic Theater Company announce extension for The Mother

Florian Zeller's The Mother will now play its final performance on April 13, 2019.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Ahead of the first performance, Atlantic Theater Company has announced that The Mother will be extended for one week.

Written by Florian Zeller, the play was originally in French and titled La Mère. It was later translated into English by Christopher Hampton in 2015, with the English translation first performed in London that same year.

The Mother will begin previews at Atlantic's Linda Gross Theater on February 20, 2019, before an official opening on March 11, 2019. With the newly-announced extension, the play will now run through to April 13, 2019.

Synopsis: "Can one love one's son too much? Anne has given everything to the family she's built. Now the years have gone by, and her children have grown up and have lives and loves of their own, leaving her alone in a world that is crumbling around her. The Mother is a captivating and disquieting new play about a woman grasping for stability that will leave you questioning the very nature of reality."

The complete cast stars Academy Award nominee Isabelle Huppert (as Anne), two-time Golden Globe nominee Chris Noth (as Pierre), Justice Smith (as Nicolas), and Odessa Young (as Élodie).

Isabelle Huppert's New York theatre credits include 4.48 Psychosis and Quartett, with The Mother marking Huppett's return to the New York stage for the first time since 2009.

Chris Noth is perhaps best known for his Golden Globe-nominated roles as Peter Florrick in "The Good Wife" and Mr. Big in "Sex and the City". His other notable screen credits include "Gone," "Law & Order," and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," among many others. He has also appeared in the Broadway productions of That Championship Season in 2011 and Gore Vidal's The Best Man in 2000.

Justice Smith recently starred as Franklin Webb in "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" and has also starred in "Paper Towns," "Every Day," and "The Get Down". He previously made his off-Broadway debut in the MCC Theater 2017 production of Yen, earning Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award nominations.

Odessa Young recently made her off-Broadway debut in Second Stage Theater's Days of Rage. Her screen credits include "Assassination Nation," "Sweet Virginia," and "The Daughter."

The creative team features scenic design by Mark Wendland, costume design by Anita Yavich, lighting design by Ben Stanton, sound design & original composition by Fitz Patton, and projection design by Lucy MacKinnon.

(Artwork courtesy of Atlantic Theater Company / Boneau/Bryan-Brown)

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