Mary Jane
Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781559365833Publication Date:
21 Feb 2019
Size: 215mm x 135mm£14.99
First Staged:
Yale Repertory Theatre, 2017

Mary Jane

By Amy Herzog

Paperback £14.99

  • Best Play, New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards - 2018

Armed with medicines, feeding tubes, and various medical equipment, Mary Jane is a single mother and indefatigable force when it comes to caring for her young, sick child.

A moving play about the stalwart endurance of a devoted mother, Amy Herzog's Mary Jane demonstrates the prevailing strength of the human will when fuelled by unconditional love.

Mary Jane was premiered at Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, Connecticut, in April 2017, and opened Off-Broadway at the New York Theatre Workshop in September 2017. The play won the 2018 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play and was a finalist for the 2017 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

Press Quotes

'The most profound and harrowing of Ms. Herzog’s many fine plays'

New York Times

'An exquisite, bracing drama… An unblinking portrayal of endurance in the narrow parallel universe of the chronically unwell, and what it's like when the walls start closing in… The writer's mix of sympathy and showmanship is gorgeously ruthless'

Village Voice

'A wrenching tale of everyday heroism that is all the more touching for its total lack of sentimentality. I've never seen a more honest portrayal of the day-to-day demands of caregiving, or a more moving tribute to a mother's love. It might just be Ms. Herzog's best play to date'

Wall Street Journal
Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781559365833Publication Date:
21 Feb 2019
Size: 215mm x 135mm£14.99

Also by Amy Herzog:

The Great God Pan
Belleville (US edition)

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