Amy Brenneman (Private Practice, Judging Amy) Stars in Mouth Wide Open at A.R.T.
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In this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama set in the Bronx in 1964, Sister Aloysius, the principal of a Catholic school in the borough, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects that young newcomer Father Flynn has sexually abused the school's only black student. As she wrestles with her doubts, she questions an idealistic young nun and the mother of the alleged victim, perhaps changing them forever. The 2008 film adaptation, starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Viola Davis and Philip Seymour Hoffman, earned Oscar nominations for all four actors. This gripping drama about suspicion, scandal and the elusiveness of moral certainty stars Karen MacDonald. Learn More
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Featured review from Holly Henderson
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I wish I had read more about the performance beforehand so I knew better what to expect. I didn't realize it was based on her illness. Even so, I wish there had been more of the spiritual wondering that she seemed to touch on and then quickly move onto something else. Yes, her body is connected to the divine and is a "switchboard" for communicating with her creator. But she has always been drawn to the spiritual and must find the divine in other ways too. What about her ability to move beyond herself and into the human condition when she inhabits characters? Don't her children bring her closer to the divine? I wish she had explored this avenue further.
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I am a fan of Amy Brenneman's acting, and I admire her for writing eloquently about her life-changing medical ordeal and her explorations of spirituality. I was disappointed, though, to find the show to be rather unsophisticated. The multiple...continued
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From a Tibetan temple in Kathmandu to an evangelical church in the Mississippi Delta, from the hype of the red carpet to the cold reality of a hospital room, Brenneman is our guide on an epic journey that takes us to the place where illness and spirituality collide.
This fearless look at the ecstatic, irreverent, and sometimes excruciating dance between the sacred and the profane harnesses the intimacy of a confessional and the heightened theatricality of the stage as Brenneman tells her story with dazzling candor.