Mary & Myra

Mary & Myra
by Catherine Filloux

Productions (14)
  • Drama
  • 90 minutes
  • 2 f
  • Set: A room in an insane asylum.

Mary & Myra
by Catherine Filloux

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Productions (14)
  • Drama
  • 90 minutes
  • 2 f
  • Set: A room in an insane asylum.

In the summer of 1875, Mary Todd Lincoln (the President's widow) resides in an insane asylum, sent there by her only living son. Her progressive friend Myra Bradwell (America's first woman lawyer) arrives to help Mary gain her release by exposing the injustices of her trial. But Myra's motives and Mary's sanity are both up for debate, as they grapple with their pasts and their perceptions of freedom and womanhood.

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Pricing Information

Performance Fee $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

Play Details

In the summer of 1875, Mary Todd Lincoln (the President's widow) resides in an insane asylum, sent there by her only living son. Her progressive friend Myra Bradwell (America's first woman lawyer) arrives to help Mary gain her release by exposing the injustices of her trial. But Myra's motives and Mary's sanity are both up for debate, as they grapple with their pasts and their perceptions of freedom and womanhood.

  • Drama
  • 90 minutes
  • 2 f
  • Set: A room in an insane asylum.

Published Reviews

"Mary and Myra needs no special treatment to be a major theater piece. The writing is so exact that it is hard to imagine actors failing when reading the script. The success is in a tight script with every line on target."

Grave Cavalieri, The Morgan Messenger (West Virginia)

"Mary and Myra takes the audience hostage -- a kind of seance, a spellbinding recreation of lives that come toward us like torches lighting the future."

Ethan Fischer, The Shepherdstown Chronicle (West Virginia)

"...playwright Catherine Filloux hangs plenty of flesh on the thin bones of the public record. To her credit, she renders Mary Todd a creature of contradiction, at once petulant and impossible, demanding and clear-eyed, unable to contain the sharp tongue that so offends her thin-skinned eldest child. Myra Bradwell is equally complex."

Dolores Whiskeyman, CurtainUp

"Another American icon, Mary Todd Lincoln, is brought to roaring life in Miss Filloux's Mary and Myra. A talky, well-made play about one woman damned by her reputation who is saved by a woman who was damned into obscurity."

Jayne M. Blanchard, The Washington Times

Production History

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FEB 15, 2017 - FEB 15, 2017
Brazen-Faced Varlets
Buffalo, NY United States
Brazen-Faced Varlets Buffalo, NY United States
FEB 12, 2017 - FEB 12, 2017
Brazen-Faced Varlets
Buffalo, NY United States
Brazen-Faced Varlets Buffalo, NY United States
OCT 28, 2016 - NOV 12, 2016
Pygmalion Productions
Salt Lake City, UT United States
Pygmalion Productions Salt Lake City, UT United States
MAY 14, 2013 - MAY 14, 2013
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum
Springfield, IL United States
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum Springfield, IL United States
JAN 31, 2013 - JAN 31, 2013
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum
Chicago, IL United States
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum Chicago, IL United States
FEB 10, 2012 - FEB 11, 2012
Sandiguito United Methodist Church
Encinitas, CA United States
Sandiguito United Methodist Church Encinitas, CA United States
JUN 15, 2009 - JUN 20, 2009
Write Out Loud
Carlsbad, CA United States
Write Out Loud Carlsbad, CA United States
APR 30, 2009 - MAY 12, 2009
National League Of American Pen Women
San Diego, CA United States
National League Of American Pen Women San Diego, CA United States
MAR 06, 2009 - MAR 08, 2009
City Of Leawood, The
Leawood, KS United States
City Of Leawood, The Leawood, KS United States
JUN 13, 2008 - JUN 29, 2008
Theatre Off The Square
Weatherford, TX United States
Theatre Off The Square Weatherford, TX United States
AUG 26, 2006 - AUG 27, 2006
The Women's Museum
Dallas, TX United States
The Women's Museum Dallas, TX United States
APR 29, 2005 - MAY 07, 2005
Actors Scene Unseen
Charlotte, NC United States
Actors Scene Unseen Charlotte, NC United States
AUG 01, 2002 - AUG 31, 2002
Todd Mountain Theater Project
Roxbury, NY United States
Todd Mountain Theater Project Roxbury, NY United States
JUL 01, 2000 - JUL 31, 2000
Contemporary American Theater Festival
Shepherdstown, WV United States
Contemporary American Theater Festival Shepherdstown, WV United States
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OCT 28, 2016 - NOV 12, 2016
Pygmalion Productions
Salt Lake City, UT United States
Pygmalion Productions Salt Lake City, UT United States
MAY 14, 2013 - MAY 14, 2013
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum
Springfield, IL United States
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum Springfield, IL United States
JAN 31, 2013 - JAN 31, 2013
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum
Chicago, IL United States
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum Chicago, IL United States
AUG 01, 2002 - AUG 31, 2002
Todd Mountain Theater Project
Roxbury, NY United States
Todd Mountain Theater Project Roxbury, NY United States
JUL 01, 2000 - JUL 31, 2000
Contemporary American Theater Festival
Shepherdstown, WV United States
Contemporary American Theater Festival Shepherdstown, WV United States