mother's son

After the death of her son, an alternative music icon, Marie makes a pilgrimage to the Portland, Oregon house where he lived and recorded, searching for closure; instead, she finds a motley handful of lost souls, each touched by her son's life in one way or another. A play about the echoes of grief and the music of loss.
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mother's son

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  • Nick Malakhow:
    7 Dec. 2019
    This is an exquisite play about the complexities of grieving a loved one. Marie is a compelling protagonist and propels the play forward with kinetic energy. She is flanked by equally nuanced and well-drawn supporting characters, including a meaty and surprising cameo role in Charlene close to the end. The dialogue is an uncanny combination of spare, naturalistic, and profound. In avoiding sentimentality, Finocchiaro ultimately creates a potent play that is an emotional bomb! The well-paced scenes move at a steady clip, always engaging and, at turns, funny and heartbreaking. I hope this atmospheric piece is produced frequently!
  • Adam Szymkowicz:
    2 May. 2019
    This is a really good play. You should read it.
  • Ryan Dumas:
    29 Aug. 2018
    mother's son explores the relationship between mothers and sons through the lens of a mother's grief, while also allowing us to examine how our actions affect those around us, even those we don't know. It is a haunting and deeply affecting play.

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    2017