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World Premiere

Mary Jane

April 28–May 20, 2017

By Amy Herzog
Directed by Anne Kauffman
Commissioned by Yale Rep

Yale Repertory Theatre, 1120 Chapel Street


As Mary Jane navigates both the mundane and the unfathomable realities of caring for Alex, her chronically ill young son, she finds herself building a community of women from many walks of life. Mary Jane is Pulitzer Prize finalist Amy Herzog’s remarkably powerful and compassionate portrait of a contemporary American woman striving for grace.

Development and production support are provided by Yale's Binger Center for New Theatre.

The Artists

Creative Team

Amy Herzog

“My favorite experiences in the theatre share a sense of drilling down into the center of things. A stepwise progression to catharsis lets the audience off easy. Great plays leave me bewildered and exhilarated.”

Amy Herzog


Anne Kauffman

“Amy Herzog’s plays compel and delight when looking straight at them, but it’s how they reside in, and make use of, our peripheral vision that astonishes. She allows us to believe we’ve grasped a play’s trajectory when suddenly a moment blossoms in a quiet, unexpected way and we’re confronted with a truth so startling and visceral it takes our breath away.”

Anne Kauffman


Cast Members

Kathleen ChalfantKathleen Chalfant

Ruthie, Tenkei

Emily DonahoeEmily Donahoe

Mary Jane

Vella LovellVella Lovell

Amelia, Kat

Miriam SilvermanMiriam Silverman

Brianne, Chaya

Shona TuckerShona Tucker

Sherry, Dr. Toros