by Amy Herzog
September 12 - 29, 2019
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
* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers.
** Member of United Scenic Artists Local 829.
*** Member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)
The Playhouse at Overture Center
201 State Street, Madison, WI