Heather E. Cunningham, Chris Harcum, Robert Franklin Neill, Desmond Dutcher, & Shay Gines of “Mary, Mary”

Retro Productions presents MARY, MARY by Jean Kerr, directed by Shay GinesListen in as Retro Productions Artistic Director Heather E. Cunningham, who plays the eponymous Mary of Mary, Mary, along with fellow performers Chris Harcum, Robert Franklin Neill, & Desmond Dutcher, and director Shay Gines, discuss digging into a zippy comedy, gender roles in retro shows, leaving naive nationalism, playing the outdated references, the complicated lenses through which we see plays from the past, transitions, “playing for keeps,” and why plays about relationships will never go away.

“…when I set out to choose a play, I narrowed it down: ‘mid-century, female playwright, comedy’…”
“…I was very drawn to this character. She’s the smartest person in the play…she has flaws, she’s insecure, she’s a beautiful, robust, witty woman. I felt like she was so full, and rich in character…”

Retro Productions presents

Mary, Mary

written by Jean Kerr
directed by Shay Gines

thru May 18, 2019

The Gene Frankel Theatre
24 Bond Street
Manhattan

tickets: $25 ($22 students/seniors), available via OvationTix

Retro Productions presents MARY, MARY by Jean Kerr, directed by Shay Gines, photo by Kyle Connolly, Connolly Photo NYCRetro Productions presents MARY, MARY by Jean Kerr, directed by Shay Gines, photo by Kyle Connolly, Connolly Photo NYC

Retro Productions presents MARY, MARY by Jean Kerr, directed by Shay Gines, photo by Kyle Connolly, Connolly Photo NYCRetro Productions presents MARY, MARY by Jean Kerr, directed by Shay Gines, photo by Kyle Connolly, Connolly Photo NYCphotos by Kyle Connolly, Connolly Photo NYC

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