"Hoping Mary" by Greg Pittman

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Production Information

* Member Actors Equity Association

Mary - A Musical


Music and Lyrics by Gayla D. Morgan

Book by Gayla D. Morgan and Jean Mornard​

​​​CHARACTERS
11 Roles plus Ensemble
Minimum cast size =
12 with doubling

(1 girl, 5 women, 6 men)

MARY MAGDALENE. 30. Soprano.
PETER. 40. Bari-tenor.
JESUS. 33. Tenor.
JOHN. 25. Tenor.
YOUNG MARY. 13. Soprano.
MOTHER MARY. Late 40s. Alto.
(Possible Ensemble Doubling Roles:)
MARTHA OF BETHANY. 32. Alto.
MARY OF BETHANY. 28. Soprano.
LAZARUS OF BETHANY. 30. Tenor.
HEZRON. 40s. Baritone.
ELDAD. Any age. Baritone.
Ensemble: Minimum 2 women, 3 men. SATTB.

(Ensemble Women singing roles:)

  • SALOME
  • JAMES'S MOTHER

(Ensemble also plays the following

non-singing roles:)

  • UNCLE. 20–40.
  • MAN
  • WOMAN #1
  • WOMAN #2


TECHNICAL
Run time: Approx. 105 min.
10 Set Locations
No Special Requirements

PRODUCTION HISTORY
2018, September
     Table Reading (Ripley Grier Studios, NYC)

2011, July

     Equity stage reading (York Theatre, NYC)

  • Directed by Frank Galgano
  • Music directed by Matt Castle

      with

  • Rebecca Southworth* as MARY
  • Timothy Shew* as PETER
  • Brian Gallagher* as JESUS
  • Ron DeStefano* as JOHN
  • Jeanne Lehman* as MOTHER MARY
  • Samara Ehrlich as YOUNG MARY
  • with Lisa Asher*, Vivienne Cleary, Danny Katz*, Kristen Michelle*, Bruce Sabath*, Ryan Scarlata, and Maureen Taylor*
  • Stage managed by Kate J. Cudworth*

2010
     Finalist, Eugene O'Neill NMTC Summer Workshop​
2009, November
      Table Reading (Ripley Grier Studios, NYC)
2008, November 
     Table Reading (Private home, NYC)
2008, March
     Table reading (Ripley Grier Studios, NYC)