Three Mothers

Friday, April 26, 2024 to Sunday, May 12, 2024


June 21, 1964. Three young men, James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman, were tortured and murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in Neshoba County, Mississippi. Their crime: registering Black Americans to vote and being born Black or Jewish. Taking inspiration from the 1964 photo of their bereft mothers leaving the final funeral together, “Three Mothers” is the imagined moment afterward, in Carolyn Goodman’s home on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, when the three women forged an unbreakable bond and commitment to the Civil Rights Movement. Don’t miss this stirring play, the winner of 2022 Next Act! New Play Summit, in its World Premiere production only at theREP!

CONTENT ADVISORY: “Three Mothers” is a fictional account of a true story based on a 1964 photograph of three grieving mothers, whose sons were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan for registering Black voters in the South. The subject of the murders and the prejudices of the KKK against Black and Jewish Americans are part of this story.


Don’t miss our special event nights!

Preview Performance Panels – Friday, April 26-Sunday, April 28
7 p.m. April 26 & 2 p.m. April 27: Author Julie Kabat talks about her new book “Love Letter from Pig,” based on her brother’s personal journals, which describe 1964’s Freedom Summer and the Freedom Schools, where the characters of “Three Mothers” worked and taught. This personal account of life in Meridan, Mississippi takes a deeper look at the racial divisions of the times. This pre-show chat will be moderated by Benita Zahn.
7 p.m. April 27 & 1 p.m. April 28: Join the conversation with playwright Ajene D. Washington and director Petronia Paley as they dive into the inspiration and creation of the play.

Opening Night – Tuesday, April 30
Includes complimentary post-show champagne toast. Sponsored by Columbia Development Companies. 

Chef’s Table – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7
Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by local restaurants

Thirsty Thursday – 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9
Light fare and tasting samples from local breweries, cideries and distilleries.

ASL Performance – 3 p.m. Saturday, May 11
This performance features sign language interpreters. To request access to the designated seating section, please call the box office at 518.346.6204

Behind the Scenes – 1 p.m. Sunday, May 12
12:30 p.m., complimentary coffee and pastry before the pre-show conversation with author Julie Kabat, Andreesa Coleman, Dorothy Singletary about their experience within the 1964 Freedom Schools in Mississippi. This event is moderated by Tamani Wooley and is free and open to the public.

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