MAMA’S BOY

Adam Rapp explores the mother-son relationship

Some years ago, a pre-teen Adam Rapp and his mother chanced upon one another naked, each having just stepped out of the shower. “She was shockingly hirsute,” Rapp writes, “and I was shockingly . . . well, not hirsute. It was perhaps the most uncomfortable moment of my life thus far and I’m still not sure that I’ve completely recovered from it.” But Rapp has recuperated sufficiently to draw on the experience as inspiration for his latest play, Kindness. Holed up in a Times Square hotel, a mother and son (Christopher Denham and Annette O’Toole) pass a distinctly discomfiting evening, together and separately. As director, Rapp will make nice with his own script.
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m.; Sundays, 7 p.m. Starts: Sept. 25. Continues through Nov. 2, 2008
 
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