A talkback series has been announced for Terrence McNally’s new Broadway play, Mothers and Sons, including two featuring the prolific playwright himself. The talkbacks, which are being organized in conjunction with Huffington Post Gay Voices, will take place on Wednesday nights after four shows throughout the month of April.
The first in the series is this Wednesday, April 9th, and will include McNally and cast member Bobby Steggert. The host will be journalist and LGBT activist David Mixner. The April 16th event features Steggert and Huffington Post Gay Voices deputy editor Curtis M. Wong. McNally will return for the April 23rd talkback, along with a special guest to be announced. The final event in the series on April 30th includes CNN political commentator Hilary Rosen and Roberta Kaplan, the litigator behind the Supreme Court DOMA case.
Mothers and Sons is an emotional play starring Tyne Daly as Dallas widow Katherine, a role McNally wrote specifically for Daly. She is still grieving the loss of her son 20 years ago from AIDS and shows up unannounced at the door of Cal, who had been her son’s partner. He is now married to Will and they have a young son of their own. The adults are forced to confront their shared past and society’s changing view of what defines marriage and family.