The epic story of a mother’s life. In this beautiful one-woman show, Obie-award winner Winsome Brown channels her wickedly funny Irish mother, her Alaskan frontiersman father, and her engaging family to tell the story of a simple life. With deft humor and a light touch, she reveals Mary’s struggles with aging and alcoholism, her war-stories of a 45-year marriage with children, and the sad grace of her death. A deeply touching story of family, thrilling and generous in its love, honesty, and humor.
In the beautiful one-woman show, This Is Mary Brown, Obie-award winner Winsome Brown channels her wickedly funny Irish mother, her Alaskan frontiersman father, and her engaging family to tell the story of a simple life.
Winsome took time out of rehearsals to answer our SIX QUESTIONS.
Winsome Brown is…
– André Gregory
– Time Out
“gloriously gifted … chameleonic”
– NY Review of Books
“The title character of “This Is Mary Brown” didn’t lead an exciting life, but she inspired a lovely little play. This one-woman show, written and performed by her daughter, Winsome Brown, never sugarcoats a somewhat sad story, and that honesty makes it all the more admirable.”
– Ken Jawororoski, The New York Times
“A versatile performer on a near-empty stage, Brown inhabits more than a dozen characters, including her mum, her Alaskan frontiersman dad, Toronto-bred siblings and herself, shifting adeptly among them with slight but effective tweaks in voice and stance…a fitting tribute to the title mom, and all the flawed mothers who still toil away uncelebrated.”
– Raven Snook, Time Out New York