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Boston area/1920 - The action moves fluidly between the home of Father, in Andersonville, outside of Boston, and the Desmond family home, in Boston proper.

Mary Marie was adapted from a novel of the same name written by Eleanor H. Porter.  Ms. Porter was known best for childrens' books (PollyAnna) but also wrote several adult books.  Mary Marie (the novel) was considered a best seller when it was published in 1920. Although the main character is a 13-year-old girl coming of age, Mary Marie is a family musical rather than a children's show. It primarily deals with themes concerning relationships; those between a divorced husband and wife, a mother and daughter, and primarily, a father and daughter. In the beginning, Mary Marie is oddly circumspect, actually happy at the thought of how different her life will be after her parents' divorce. But soon both she and her parents have to confront her having to lead two very different lives.


Caitlin Cohn and Elise Dewsberry rehearse as Mary Marie and Aunt Hattie; developed by the Academy for New Musical Theatre and New Musicals, Inc. 
2 women, 2 men, 1 girl (to play 13 year old)
       Gregarious, intelligent ,generally cheerful, 13-year-old or able to play 13-year old

       Mary Marie's mother. Early 30's. A more mature version of her daughter but still                  girlish. An attractive woman with a zest for life.

       Mary Marie's father. Early 40's. An astronomer. Dutiful but very distant husband                 and father.

​       Plays: Aunt Hattie - Mary Marie's aunt,, late 30's to early 40's, 
            Aunt Jane Anderson - Mary Marie's aunt (Father's older sister), a spinster
            Grandmother Anderson - Mary Marie's paternal grandmother,
            Cousin Grace, mid-30's, 
            Andersonville neighbor, Boston maid, Andersonville ghost, Stage actress

       Plays: Peter - Aunt Hattie's chauffeur, 30 years old
            The Violinist - Mother's favorite suitor
            Bank man, Painter, Actor - (Mother's other suitors)
            Andersonville servant, Andersonville ghost, train conductor, Stage actor


Mary Marie - Lead

Mother - Lead


Father - Lead


Female Player - Supporting Role





Male Player - Supporting Role