Mary Jane

by Amy Herzog
September 12 - 29, 2019

Wisconsin Premiere

Directed by Mary MacDonald Kerr
Featuring Clare Arena Haden

Mary Jane is a single mother and tireless force. Armed with prescriptions, feeding tubes, and medical equipment, she fully embraces the daily grind of caring for her young, sick child. Mary Jane finds laughter and camaraderie within her community, and her grace and optimism fend off the persistently looming undertow.

Unexpected humor and exuberant warmth illuminate this beautifully detailed and moving story of one woman’s commitment to finding the light in a very dark world.

“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

Mary Jane is sponsored by MG&E, Steve & Jacqui Suleski, ATC, CUNA Mutual Group, Dane Arts, and Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.


Caron Buinis, Clare Arena Haden*, Samara Frame*, Tosha Freeman, Nadja Simmonds


Scenic Designer: Lisa Schlenker
Lighting Designer: Noele Stollmack
Costume Designer: Kim Instenes
Composer/Sound Designer: Joe Cerqua
Stage Manager: Sarah Deming-Henes*
Technical Director: Kevin Zimmer
Props Master: Pamela Miles
Stage Manager - Interim: Tony Reitano
Assistant Stage Manager: Enya Nett
Wardrobe Supervisor: Megan Dickel
Master Electrician: Brad Toberman
Scenic Charge: Pamela Miles
Sound Technician/Board Op: Benjamin Krueger
Carpenter: Jordan Rockman