Mothers and Sons opens The Rep’s 2016-2017 Studio Theatre season

Intimate and tender, this new-school family drama runs October 26 – November 13

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ST. LOUIS – The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis launches its new Studio Theatre season with Mothers and Sons by Terrence McNally, directed by Michael Evan Haney.

This moving production runs October 26 – November 13 in the Emerson Studio Theatre of the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts.

Curtain times are Tuesdays at 7 pm; Wednesdays—Fridays at 8 pm; Saturday matinees at 4 pm; selected Saturday nights at 8 pm; Sunday matinees at 2 pm; and Sunday evenings at 7 pm.

Mothers and Sons catches up with a pair of characters that McNally first introduced in the 1988 short play Andre’s Mother. Andre’s mother is Katharine, a woman who has yet to fully process her son’s death from AIDS 20 years prior. She seeks out his former partner, Cal, only to discover that Cal now has a husband and an adopted son. As she and Cal explore memories of the man they both loved, Katharine begins a rocky journey toward reconciliation with the side of her son that she never understood.

Darrie Lawrence (The Mousetrap, 2013) returns for her 14th Rep production as Katharine. Harry Bouvy makes his Rep debut as Cal, and Michael Keyloun (Macbeth, 2011) plays his husband, Will. Also debuting at The Rep is Simon Desilets, playing Cal and Will’s son, Bud.

Haney (director of 2015’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) heads a creative team that includes scenic designer James Wolk, costume designer Elizabeth Eisloeffel, lighting designer John Wylie and sound designer Amanda Werre. Shannon B. Sturgis will stage manage the production.

Tickets are $43.50 (previews), $52 (Tuesdays-Thursdays and Sundays) and $67.50 (Fridays and Saturdays). They are available at The Rep Box Office, located inside the Loretto-Hilton Center, by phone at (314) 968-4925 and online at http://www.repstl.org.

The Loretto-Hilton Center is located at 130 Edgar Road (on the campus of Webster University).

Mothers and Sons is sponsored by The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis Volunteer Board.

For additional information about The Rep’s production of Mothers and Sons, including a guide introducing the characters, plot and background on the play, photos related to the production; and more, visit http://repstl.org/season/show/mothers_and_sons.