After her son dies from AIDS two decades prior, a mother comes to terms with the life he could have had.
The critically acclaimed Broadway play “Mothers and Sons” by Terrence McNally is making its debut in San Diego on Friday, January 27, at the Poway Performing Arts Company Community Theatre.
McNally also wrote Andre’s Mother, the first part of this series in which the death of a son from AIDS sends his mother into emotional turmoil.
Mothers and Sons takes place 20 years after the events in Andre’s Mother, in which the mother, played by Kaly McKenna, visits her late son’s partner having now moved on and married to another man. They also have a young son.
The past twenty years has seen many changes in the LGBT community and the mother struggles with the realization that her son could have had a fulfilling life had it not been so short.
Written by Terrence McNally, this emotionally charged show – originally written for and starring Tyne Daly – was a 2014 Tony Award Winning Broadway hit.
McNally began to explore these characters nearly 30-years ago, with his play Urban Blight. Andre’s Mother was an extension of that and became a teleplay broadcast on PBS in 1990.
Now, “Mothers and Sons” continues that story and has received many accolades from the theater community.
The Chicago Tribune called the play, “Eloquent, exceptionally timely and intensely resonant. A moving reflection on a changed America.”
"Mothers and Sons" plays at Poway Performing Arts Company Community Theatre starting on Friday, January 27 and plays through Sunday, February 26, 2017.
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PowPAC The Poway Performing Arts Company, is Poway's only Community Theatre, established in 1981 with its home theatre in the center of Poway, at the Lively Center on Poway Road.
The company is an independent volunteer-run not for profit 501c3 registered charity with no affiliation or support from any external body.