Mary Jane

Mary Jane

by  Amy Herzog

Full Length Play, Drama  /  5f

As Mary Jane navigates both the mundane and the unfathomable realities of caring for Alex, her chronically ill young son, she finds herself building a community of women from many walks of life. 
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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5f
  • Duration

    Duration

    105 Minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

As Mary Jane navigates both the mundane and the unfathomable realities of caring for Alex, her chronically ill young son, she finds herself building a community of women from many walks of life. Mary Jane is Pulitzer Prize finalist Amy Herzog’s remarkably powerful and compassionate portrait of a contemporary American woman striving for grace.
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Reviews

Mary Jane is Herzog’s most satisfying work to date because it has verisimilitude that many contemporary realistic plays don’t." - The New Yorker

"But Mary Jane is nevertheless a very big drama, even if its conflicts are almost never between people. They are instead between Mary Jane and her unspoken ideas about life - that is, God. To me, this makes Mary Jane the most profound and harrowing of Ms. Herzog’s many fine plays." - The New York Times

"For a heart-piercing ride-along on the avalanche of emotion engulfing the parent of a desperately ill, incapacitated child, playwright Amy Herzog exceeds her own fine record of accomplishment with Mary Jane." - The Washington Post

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  • Mary Jane: The Cast in Conversation
  • Critics Cheer at Yale Rep
  • Today News: Mary Jane Review
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $125 per performance

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  • Duration: 105 Minutes

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5f
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Authors

Amy Herzog

Amy Herzog’s plays include After the Revolution (Williamstown Theater Festival; Playwrights Horizons; Lilly Award), 4000 Miles (Lincoln Center; Obie Award for the Best New American Play, Pulitzer Prize Finalist), The Great God Pan (Playwrights Horizons), and Belleville ...

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