MOTHERS AND SONS | City Lights Theater Company
By Terrence McNally January 17-February 17, 2019 The power of community and change directed by Jeffrey Bracco; supported by Executive Producer Jim Lewis Twenty years after losing her actor son to AIDS, Katharine unexpectedly shows up on the doorstep of his former partner, Cal. As they delve into the past and navigate the present in a single afternoon, Katharine struggles with a world she has never understood, one that now includes Cal’s husband and young son. Both heartbreaking and hopeful, this drama pays tribute to a generation stricken with loss, and reflects on the major changes in America’s gay community in recent decades. Why you should see Mothers and Sons Because it’s “exceptionally timely and intensely resonant” (The Chicago Tribune) . Because we lost a generation to the AIDS epidemic: a living, breathing generation, not a footnote in history. Because Terrence McNally is one of our greatest contemporary playwrights, deftly handling drama, comedy and musicals. Because in the midst of sorrow, the characters find moments of compassion and connection.