| Open: 06/02/05 Close: 06/26/05
LITTLE MARY deals with a conservative Roman Catholic Cardinal and his protégé, a progressive California Bishop, whose lives are thrown into turmoil when a 15-year-old Mexican-American girl in their care creates an international sensation by claiming that the seven babies she carries are the children of God. The two men struggle with the nature of their faith, their worldly ambitions, and each other as they take sides over the "miracle" of a pregnant virgin that the media crowns, "Little Mary." The play addresses issues as wide-ranging as overpopulation, world hunger, racism, global warming, and faith and politics in the Catholic Church.
Ron Orbach is renown for his Broadway performance in Neil Simon's "Laugher on the 23rd Floor" with Nathan Lane and his role in the hit movie "Clueless." LITTLE MARY also stars Jeremy Lawrence, Nelson Avidon, Robyn Hatcher and Monica Raymund.
LITTLE MARY is directed by renowned Los Angeles-based director Jessica Kubzansky. Kubzansky was recently honored with the L.A. Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Hanford Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatre. She is the co-Artistic Director of the Theatre@Boston Court in Pasadena, California. Leavengood, a two-time Eugene O'Neill playwright, is Artistic Director of the LiveArts Peninsula Foundation in St. Petersburg, Florida. His Off-Broadway credits include The Head at the Chelsea Playhouse; The Preservation Society, directed by Casey Childs at Primary Stages; and Florida Crackers, directed by John Bishop, which premiered as part of Circle Repertory's 20th Anniversary Season.