By TRACY LETTS
Directed by LILA NEUGEBAUER
With DAVID AARON BAKER, BLAIR BROWN, KAYLI CARTER, AUDREY CORSA, MARCIA DeBONIS, NICK DILLENBURG, RYAN FOUST, TESS FRAZER, EMMA GEER, GRACE GUMMER, MIA SINCLAIR JENNESS, BRIAN KERWIN, TATIANA MASLANY, KELLIE OVERBEY, SUSAN POURFAR, MARIA ELENA RAMIREZ, ELLIOT VILLAR, GARY WILMES
If you looked back on eleven moments from your life, would you recognize yourself, or would you see a stranger? Mary Page Marlowe is a seemingly ordinary accountant from Ohio who has experienced pain and joy, success and failure. In this sweeping but intimate play, Tracy Letts gives us a haunting portrait of a complex woman, demonstrating how a series of forgotten moments can add up to one memorable life.
Lead production support provided by Gina Maria Leonetti. Additional support provided by a grant from the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.
Mary Page Marlowe runs 90 minutes with no intermission.
DAVID AARON BAKER Second Stage: Oblivion Postponed (1995). Broadway: The Merchant of Venice, A Raisin In The Sun, The Rainmaker, Once Upon A Mattress, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, The Moliere Comedies, White Liars/Black Comedy, The Flowering Peach. Off-Broadway: Christopher Durang's Why Torture is Wrong... (Public), Sarah Ruhl's Dead Man's Cell Phone (Playwrights Horizons), Neil Simon's Rose's Dilemma, Craig Lucas' Blue Window, Christopher Durang's Durang Durang (MTC), Rebecca Gilman's The Glory of Living (MCC), A.R. Gurney's Ancestral Voices (Lincoln Center), John Guare's Bosoms and Neglect (Signature), Sarah Ruhl's Dear Elizabeth (Women's Project). In addition to stage work, Baker has appeared in numerous films, under the direction of eminent filmmakers including Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Rob Reiner, Lasse Hallström, David Mamet, Martin Campbell, James Mangold, and twice with Woody Allen. He has appeared on dozens of television shows including "Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," "The Deuce," "Boardwalk Empire," "Homeland," "Orange Is the New Black," "The Leftovers," several episodes of "Law & Order" and the television film of "The Music Man." David is also an award-winning narrator of more than 50 audiobooks. Education: The Juilliard School, University of Texas-Austin, Illinois State University.
BLAIR BROWN's Broadway credits include The Parisian Woman, Copenhagen (Tony Award), James Joyce’s The Dead, Cabaret, The Secret Rapture, The Threepenny Opera. Off-Broadway/regional: Mary Page Marlowe (Steppenwolf); Nikolai And The Others, The Clean House, Arcadia, The Tempest (McCarter Theatre); A Little Night Music (Kennedy Center); Humble Boy, Camino Real (Williamstown); My Life as a Fairy Tale (LCF); Comedy of Errors (NYSF); The Skin of Our Teeth (Old Globe); seasons at Stratford-Ontario and Guthrie Theater. Film: My Art, Speed of Thought, Dark Matter, The Sentinel, Dogville, Space Cowboys, The Astronaut’s Wife, Altered States, Continental Divide, Strapless, Stealing Home and A Flash of Green. TV includes: “Orange Is The New Black,” “Jack Ryan,” “Elementary,” “Limitless,” “Forever,” “Person of Interest,” “The Affair,” “Fringe,” “The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd” (5 Emmy nominations), “ER,” “ED,” “The Ultimate Life,” “Kennedy,” “A Season in Purgatory,” “The Good Policeman,” “Hands of a Stranger,” “Follow the Stars Home,” “In His Life: The John Lennon Story,” “Convictions,” “Gifts of Love,” “To Walk Again: The Eddie Keating Jr,” “Story,” “Missing Parents,” “Majority Rules,” “Extremely Close Up,” “Those Secrets,” “Space.” Directing: Rosemary and I (Passage), Lovely Day (Play Co.) and A Feminine Ending (PCS). Narrator of more than 50 documentary films and audio books.
KAYLI CARTER is a New York based actor who graduated with a BFA in Performing Arts from Savannah College of Art and Design. She originated the role of Flo in Mark Rylance's Olivier nominated Comedy, Nice Fish (West End, St. Ann's Warehouse, American Repertory Theater). Kayli’s film and television credits include Scott Frank’s “Godless” (Netflix), Rings (Paramount), and “Z: The Beginning of Everything” (Amazon). Up next, Kayli stars opposite Kathryn Hahn and Paul Giamatti in Tamara Jenkins’ feature, Private Life, for Netflix, for which she received raves at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. She also just wrapped production on Mary Harron’s independent feature, Charlie Says, opposite Merritt Wever and Matt Smith.
AUDREY CORSA is a 2017 graduate of the Juilliard School of Drama where she appeared as Desdemona in Jonathan Rosenberg’s Othello, Olivia in Arin Arbus’ Twelfth Night, and Cassie in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Appropriate directed by Lila Neugebauer, among others. Upon graduation, Audrey participated in Gurls, Branden Jacobs-Jenkin’s adaptation of The Bacchae under the direction of Lileana Blain-Cruz for the McCarter Theater. Other theater credits include Our Town, Engine Of Our Ruin, Afterlove, and Henry IV at the Chautauqua Theater Company.
MARCIA DeBONIS's New York theater credits include: Small Mouth Sounds (Drama League Award nomination) and work at Ars Nova, NYSF, Playwrights Horizons, LTC Lab as well as numerous productions with the Drama Desk Award-winning company, The Barrow Group, of which she is a founding member. Film: upcoming Two Against Nature, Clint Eastwood's Sully, Blame, You Must be Joking, That's What She Said (2012 Sundance Film Festival), Woody Allen's Whatever Works, Bride Wars, Twelve and Holding, 13 Going on 30, L.I.E., and Angela's Ashes, among others. DeBonis has appeared in recurring TV roles on "Orange Is The New Black," "Gone," "Homeland" and "Lipstick Jungle," as well as guest starring roles on "High Maintenance," "Sneaky Pete," "Divorce," "The Big C," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Mercy," "Law & Order," and "Spin City," to name a few. Marcia has a BA in Theater Arts from UCLA and is the proud co-owner of The Tape Room.
NICK DILLENBURG is making his Second Stage debut. Broadway: The Real Thing (with Ewan McGregor) - u/s Billy/Brodie. Off-Broadway: Teenage Dick (The Public Theater), Henry V in Into the Hazard: (Henry 5) (Walkerspace), Hater with Merritt Wever (Ohio Theatre). TV: Nick can be seen as CO Blake in seasons 4-6 of "Orange Is the New Black." Other TV: "Blue Bloods," "Person of Interest," "Elementary," and "Law and Order".
RYAN FOUST is making his Second Stage debut. Broadway: Charlie Bucket in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Jack O’Brien, Dir.). Readings/Workshops: Becoming Nancy (Jerry Mitchell, Dir.), The Sandman (Sam Buntrock, Dir.). Upcoming Film: Warner Bros.’ The Goldfinch (John Crowley, Dir.). Ryan has garnered top academic recognition nationally as a part of the Duke TIP program. Follow @ryanfoustofficial.
TESS FRAZER can be seen as a series regular in the Scott Frank and Steven Soderbergh’s Netflix limited series western “Godless” opposite Jeff Daniels, Michelle Dockery and Merritt Wever. In “Godless,” Tess plays Callie Dunne, a former prostitute turned school teacher who falls in love with Wever’s Mary Agnes McNue after all of the men in their small New Mexico town are killed in a tragic mining accident. For the series, Frazer and Wever are nominated for a 2018 GLAAD Media Award. She made her feature debut in Fan Girl opposite Meg Ryan and Kiernan Shipka playing Claire Bovary, a social media super-star who is as beautiful as she is kind. She next appeared alongside Jesse Eisenberg as the naïve personal assistant Jane in Woody Allen’s Cafe Society. Tess will next be seen as Ashley Spradin in Write When You Get Home (SXSW Festival pick) and as Andrea in Barry Levinson’s Paterno, chronicling the fall of Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno played by Al Pacino produced by HBO. Previously she had appeared on TV in NBC’s limited series “The Slap.” Her most recent role on stage was as Lorna in Mary Page Marlowe at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago. Tess Frazer is a graduate of the famed LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts and trained at Maggie Flanigan Studio and Circle in the Square.
EMMA GEER is a New York-based actress. She has recently appeared Off-Broadway in Hindle Wakes at Mint Theater Company, How To Transcend a Happy Marriage at Lincoln Center Theater, and Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone at Workshop Theater. Regional theater credits include 4,000 Miles at Shakespeare & Company and Up the Hill at The O'Neill. Film: In The Treetops (world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival, 2015). TV: “Elementary”. UNCSA ’16.
GRACE GUMMER currently stars opposite Rami Malek and Christian Slater in the Emmy-winning USA television series “Mr. Robot,” recently wrapping Season 3 in NYC. She can next be seen in Beast of Burden, directed by Jesper Ganslandt, opposite Daniel Radcliffe, and in the independent feature comedy The Long Dumb Road, directed by Hannah Fidell. Grace recently finished up one of the leads in Confirmation for HBO Films, and an arc on “Good Girls Revolt” for Amazon, playing Nora Ephron. Grace heavily recurred on “The Newsroom” for HBO and “American Horror Story” for FX over several seasons. Prior to this, she was a series regular on “Extant” for CBS/Amblin. In addition to her many Broadway and off-Broadway theater credits, Grace appeared in films Frances Ha! directed by Noah Baumbach, The Homesman directed by Tommy Lee Jones, and indie-comedy Jenny’s Wedding.
MIA SINCLAIR JENNESS Broadway/national tour: Matilda the Musical (Matilda), Les Misérables (Little Cosette). Other NYC theatre: Little Dancer, The Hundred Dresses, And A Child Shall Lead, A Christmas Carol, The Secret Garden. TV: “Fancy Nancy,” “Raven’s Home,” “Blue Bloods,” "Orange is the New Black," "Skyward" (Emmy nomination), "The Sound of Music: Live!," "Sesame Street," "Conan," "The Talk." Film: 10 Things We Should Do Before We Break Up, Under the Shadow. Select Animation: Hotel Transylvania 2, Captain Underpants, Kung Fu Panda 3, "Welcome to the Wayne," "Pokémon." Mia proudly supports Cookies for Kids Cancer. @MiaSinclairJenness
BRIAN KERWIN was born and raised near Chicago. After graduating USC’s film school he began his acting career with Marie Irene Fornes’ New York Theatre Strategy. His Broadway credits include: August: Osage County; Little Foxes at Lincoln Center, and After The Night and the Music for MTC. He made his Second Stage debut in Tina Howe’s One Shoe Off directed by Carole Rothman. He was in Nicky Silver’s Raised In Captivity at the Vineyard Theatre, and other off-broadway shows. Regional credits include: How I Learned To Drive; The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia?; and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, all for the LA Center Theatre Group; for South Coast Rep he did Tracy Letts’ Man From Nebraska, and Circle Mirror Transformation; three Steven Metcalfe plays at San Diego’s Old Globe, including Strange Snow; and numerous others. He was in the West Coast company of Torch Song Trilogy and later was in the film. Other movies include: Murphy’s Romance; Jack; 27 Dresses; The Help, and others. He’s appeared in numerous TV shows.
TATIANA MASLANY is an Emmy Award-winning actress who has garnered numerous accolades for her film and television roles. In 2010 she received the Sundance Breakout Actress Award, in 2014 she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and in 2015 she received her first Emmy Award nomination and went on to win the 2016 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for "Orphan Black." This past year Maslany starred opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in the film, Stronger, and the 5th and final season of BBC America's "Orphan Black." In "Orphan Black," she plays several women who are revealed to be clones, a role that has also earned her, in addition to the Emmy, two Critics Choice Awards, two TCA Award nominations and one win, a Young Hollywood Award, four Canadian Screen Awards and a SAG Award nomination. Maslany is currently in production on Destroyer alongside Nicole Kidman and recently wrapped production on Pink Wall opposite Jay Duplass. She previously starred in Two Lovers and a Bear, The Other Half, The Woman in Gold, and Grown Up Movie Star. Chosen as one of its "Rising Stars" at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, Maslany earned Best Performance awards from the Whistler International Film Festival and ACTRA for her role as the troubled, promiscuous teenager Claire in Picture Day. Her feature credits also include Cas and Dylan, The Vow, Violet and Daisy, and Blood Pressure. Maslany's numerous television credits include "World Without End," a Gemini-nominated performance in "Nativity," and Gemini-winning roles in "Flashpoint," and "Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures." She was also seen in a two-episode arc of NBC's hit show "Parks and Recreation." She has appeared on stage in Toronto in The Secret Garden, George Dandin, A Christmas Carol (all at the Globe Theatre), and Dog Sees God (Six Degrees Theatre). Mary Page Marlowe will mark her New York stage debut.
KELLIE OVERBEY’s Broadway credits include: The Coast of Utopia, Twentieth Century, Q.E.D., Judgment at Nuremberg, Present Laughter, and Buried Child. Off-Broadway/regional credits include: Mary Stuart (Chicago Shakespeare); Women Without Men (Drama Desk nomination, Mint Theater Company); Dada Woof Papa Hot (Lincoln Center Theater); Love and Information (NYTW); Rapture Blister Burn, The Savannah Disputation (Lucille Lortel nomination), Betty’s Summer Vacation (Playwrights Horizons); Sleeping Rough (Drama Desk nomination, Page 73 Productions); Lemon Sky (Keen Company); Animals Out of Paper, Good Boys and True (Second Stage Theater); The Music Teacher (Minetta Lane Theatre); Hamlet (Classic Stage Company); Gone Home, Comic Potential, The Debutante Ball (Manhattan Theatre Club). Film credits include: Imitation Girl, That’s What She Said (also screenwriter), Favorite Son, Sweet and Lowdown, 35 Miles from Normal, Outbreak, Defenseless, and Misplaced. Television credits include: “Law & Order: SVU,” “Blindspot,” “Blue Bloods,” “30 Rock,” “The Good Wife,” “Law & Order,” “Unforgettable,” “The Job,” “That’s Life,” and “The Stand.” Ms. Overbey is an Eastern Principle Councilor at Actors’ Equity Association, a founding member of Fair Wage OnStage, and the executive director of the nonprofit A is For.
SUSAN POURFAR has appeared off-Broadway in Mary Jane (New York Theatre Workshop), Tribes (Barrow Street Theatre; Obie Award, Theatre World Award, Clarence Derwent Award), When the Rain Stops Falling (Lincoln Center Theatre), and Women or Nothing (Atlantic Theatre Company). Pourfar has appeared in multiple plays at The Public, MTC, and Second Stage. Regional: Mark Taper Forum, Long Wharf, Yale Rep, Alliance, Denver Center, Sundance Theatre Lab, NYS&F, and three seasons at Williamstown. Film: Manchester by the Sea (dir. Kenneth Lonergan), Christine (dir. Antonio Campos), Irrational Man (dir. Woody Allen), Alex of Venice (dir. Chris Messina) and Emelie. TV: recurring role on the USA series "The Sinner," "House of Cards," "Mr. Robot," "Scandal" (recurring), "Black Box," "Elementary" (recurring), "Power," "The Good Wife," "Nurse Jackie," "Numbers," "The Sopranos," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and "Law and Order: SVU.”
MARIA ELENA RAMIREZ most recently appeared as Siobhan in the 1st national tour of the National Theatre’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Broadway: Larry David's Fish in the Dark, Rachel Jackson in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. National tour: Rose Narracott in War Horse. Off-Broadway: Important Hats of the 20th Century (Manhattan Theatre Club), Somewhere Fun (Vineyard Theatre), BBAJ (Public Theater), The Thugs (Soho Rep), Living Out (Second Stage), Princess Turandot (McGinn/Cazale), Skin of Our Teeth (NYSF). Regional: A.R.T., Guthrie Theater, Berkeley Rep, Seattle Rep, Westport Country Playhouse, among others. Film: Wonderstruck, St. Vincent, Happythankyoumoreplease, The Women, Assassination of a High School President, Personal Velocity. Television: “Limitless,” “Odd Mom Out,” “Person of Interest,” “Unforgettable,” “Army Wives,” “Damages,” “Law & Order,” “The Sopranos,” “Jezebel James,” “Third Watch.” Fox Foundation Fellow. MFA, NYU Graduate Acting Program.
ELLIOT VILLAR’s recent credits include recurring roles on USA’s “Mr. Robot,” Amazon’s “Sneaky Pete,” ABC’s “Time After Time,” AMC’s “The Son,” Showtime’s “The Affair,” and Fox’s “Gotham.” He has guest starred on “Shades of Blue,” “Deception,” “The Blacklist,” “American Odyssey,” “Blue Bloods,” “Black Box,” “The Good Wife,” and “Elementary.” Recent film includes Nancy Meyers’ The Intern. He appeared on Broadway in Lincoln Center’s production of War Horse. He earned his BA in Drama from Vassar College and his MFA in Acting from the Yale School of Drama. His post MFA, NYC theater credits include the Delacorte (Shakespeare in the Park), The Public Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Classic Stage Company, MCC and The Women’s Project.
GARY WILMES was last seen Off-Broadway in If I Forget at the Roundabout (Drama Desk nom). Broadway: Chinglish. Off-Broadway: Straight White Men and Gatz at the Public Theater; Red Light Winter (OBIE Award); Brace Up! and Cry Trojans! with the Wooster Group; Isolde, House, and Boxing 2000 with Richard Maxwell; More Lies About Jerzy at the Vineyard Theatre; and Paradise Hotel and Bad Boy Nietzsche with Richard Foreman. Other theater credits: August, Osage County and Mary Page Marlowe with Steppenwolf. Film credits include: The Post, Detroit, The Wizard Of Lies, Salt, and A Mighty Heart. Television credits include: "Billions," "Bull," "Louie," "Homeland," "Elementary," and "Jon Benjamin Has a Van”.
TRACY LETTS (Playwright) is the author of the plays The Minutes, Linda Vista, Mary Page Marlowe, The Scavenger’s Daughter, Superior Donuts, August: Osage County (Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award), Man From Nebraska (Pulitzer Prize finalist, Time Magazine's Top Ten Plays of 2003), Bug, and Killer Joe. Also an actor, he has appeared on Broadway in Will Eno's The Realistic Joneses and Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (2013 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role). Film appearances include Lady Bird, The Lovers, Christine, Imperium, Indignation, Wiener-dog, Elvis and Nixon, The Big Short. TV: “Divorce” (HBO), two seasons as Sen. Lockhart on “Homeland” (Showtime), “Seinfeld.” He is an ensemble member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company and his appearances there include Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, American Buffalo, Betrayal, Homebody/Kabul, The Dresser, The Dazzle, Glengarry Glen Ross, Three Days of Rain, many others.
LILA NEUGEBAUER (Director) is an Obie, Drama Desk, and Princess Grace Award-winning director. Recent directing: Annie Baker’s The Antipodes; Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Everybody; Albee’s The Sandbox, Fornes’ Drowning, and Kennedy’s Funnyhouse of a Negro (as an evening, Signature Plays), A.R. Gurney’s The Wayside Motor Inn (all at Signature Theatre); Sarah DeLappe’s The Wolves (The Playwrights Realm, NY Stage & Film); Abe Koogler’s Kill Floor (Lincoln Center); Mike Bartlett’s An Intervention (Williamstown); Amy Herzog’s After The Revolution, 4000 Miles (Baltimore Center Stage); Zoe Kazan’s Trudy and Max in Love, Eliza Clark’s Future Thinking (South Coast Rep); Lucas Hnath’s Red Speedo (Studio Theatre); Dan LeFranc’s Troublemaker (Berkeley Rep); Partners, O Guru Guru Guru (Humana Festival); Annie Baker’s The Aliens (San Francisco Playhouse, Studio Theatre). As co-artistic director of The Mad Ones, Neugebauer conceives and directs ensemble-devised work, including Miles for Mary, Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War and The Essential Straight and Narrow. Drama League alum, Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, Ensemble Studio Theatre member, New Georges Affiliated Artist, New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect. Upcoming projects include Zoe Kazan's After The Blast (Lincoln Center), Albee's At Home at the Zoo (Signature Theatre), and Lily Thorne's Peace for Mary Frances.
GINA MARIA LEONETTI (Lead Production Support). Trustee, Second Stage; Member, Directors Guild of America. Gina was a Film/TV/Commercial Assistant Director for over 20 years. Film: Five Corners, Married to the Mob, Silence of the Lambs. TV: Executive producer, “First Chair” plus the documentaries “Art & Heart, the World of Isaiah Sheffer” and “Fellowship of Reconciliation: Over 100 Years of Waging Peace & Justice”. Board member, West Side Campaign Against Hunger; and Adolescent Substance Abuse Program, a division of the Nassau Alternative Advocacy Program.
Kayli Carter, Ryan Foust, Susan Pourfar • Photo by Joan Marcus
Audrey Corsa, Emma Geer • Photo by Joan Marcus
Tatiana Maslany • Photo by Joan Marcus
Kellie Overbey, David Aaron Baker • Photo by Joan Marcus
Gary Wilmes, Tatiana Maslany • Photo by Joan Marcus
Grace Gummer, Mia Sinclair Jenness • Photo by Joan Marcus
Susan Pourfar • Photo by Joan Marcus
Blair Brown, Brian Kerwin • Photo by Joan Marcus
Marcia DeBonis, Tatiana Maslany • Photo by Joan Marcus