If you think Mama Rose from “Gypsy” is a stage mother from Hell, you should meet Marguerite Oswald, mother of John F. Kennedy’s assassin Lee Harvey Oswald.
In “Mama’s Boy,” a family drama by Rob Urbinati that continues through Nov. 6 at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, you wonder why her youngest son didn’t turn his rifle on a mother who never stops interfering, being bossy, critical or condescending to those closest to her. Continue reading George St. Playhouse’s ‘Mama’s Boy’ family drama about Lee Harvey Oswald
Family — in particular sons — seems to be a theme in the just announced 2016-2017 season at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, N.J. It’s also is made up of predominantly new work.
“Mama’s Boy” features Lee Harvey Oswald and his mother Marguerite; “American Son” focuses on a biracial son arrested by police; “Bad Jews” pits three young-adult Jewish cousins whose Holocaust survivor grandfather just passed away, and an orphan girl who writes letters to her unknown benefactor as she makes her way in the world. That last one is a musical and sounds familiar because of the 1953 movie with 56-year-old Fred Astaire chasing 24-year-old Leslie Caron. (Don’t get me started on the obvious. I’ll leave that to the movie bloggers).
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