ArtsWest 2016-2017 Season Continues!


Mothers and Sons

Jan 19 – Feb 11 2017

Written by Terrence McNally

2014 Tony Award Nominated Best Play
2014 Drama League Nominated Outstanding Play

By turns smartly funny and powerfully resonant, this latest play from acclaimed dramatist Terrence McNally (Love! Valour! Compassion!, Corpus Christi, Master Class) portrays a woman who pays an unexpected visit to the New York apartment of her late son’s partner, who is now married to another man and has a young son. Challenged to face how society has changed around her, generations collide as she revisits the past and begins to see the life her son might have led.

“Terrence McNally is a probing and enduring dramatist. A resonant elegy for a ravaged generation, MOTHERS AND SONS wears its significance defiantly.” — The New York Times

“Eloquent, exceptionally timely and intensely resonant. A moving reflection on a changed America.” — The Chicago Tribune

“A masterpiece. Terrence McNally is one of the greatest contemporary playwrights the theatre world has yet produced. MOTHERS AND SONS is profound. Heartbreaking. Triumphant.” — The New York Observer

Runtime: 90 minutes without intermission.


Adults – $37.50

Seniors – $33 – 65+

Students – $17 – with valid school ID


Show Seminar – Friday, January 27

The Evolution of the Gay Narrative: The Normal Heart, Angels in America, and Mothers and Sons

Join Artistic Director Mathew Wright before the show to discuss the different ways in which the AIDS experience has been chronicled in drama in the past 20 years, as well as how gay culture has been characterized in different media on the journey to popular acceptance. (Drinks, nosh & a ticket to the show included in seminar price.)


The special $40 ticket price includes both the 6:30pm conversation with drinks & 7:30pm show of MOTHERS AND SONS. Make sure to select the “Show Seminar” option from the price drop-down menu once you select your seat.

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From the Blog

Mothers and Sons FIRSTLOOK

January 5th, 2017

On Tuesday, January 3rd, ArtsWest held the debut entry in its new series, FIRST LOOK with Mathew Wright. This special event gave audience members a sneak peek at Mothers and Sons ahead of its January 19th Opening Night. Hosted by Artistic Director Mathew Wright, FIRST LOOK highlighted the history of Mothers and Sons playwright Terrence…

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