written by James Lecesne
directed by Tony Speciale


starring  Concetta Tomei

with James Davis, Dan Domingues, Angela Reed, Isabella Russo & Dale Soules


scenic design: Jo Winiarski
costume design: Paul Marlow
lighting design: Daisy Long
sound design: Christian Frederickson
prop design: Jerry Marsini
casting: Karie Koppel
production stage manager: Deidre Works
production manager: Will Jennings
assistant director: Robert Marlbrough


January 28 — February 26, 2017


When Dottie Nerber’s son and daughter arrive to pack up the contents of their mother’s Florida home, their conflicting memories of her collide. As the siblings unpack family secrets, they must separate fact from fiction and are forced to question the narratives of their own lives. James Lecesne’s new full-length play is an unflinching and comedic look at how one family deals with the effects of Alzheimer’s. It asks why we tell the stories we do about the people we love, and how we live with those stories after they’ve been debunked.

Running time: 95 minutes — No Intermission

Tuesdays — Saturdays: 7:30pm
Saturday Matinees: 2:30pm | Sunday Matinees: 2pm
(No matinees on January 28 & 29)


Talkback set for Thursday, February 23 with Matt Kudish, Senior Vice President of Caregiver Services at Caring Kind, New York City’s leading expert on Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving. 



or call 212-352-3101




THE MOTHER OF INVENTION contains nudity. Not recommended for ages under 13.