The Testament of Mary

Walter Kerr Theatre |  Broadway  | April, 2013

  • Best Play
  • Best Lighting Design in a Play
  • Best Sound Design in a Play
  • Outstanding Sound Design in a Play WINNER
  • Outstanding Solo Performance

A new play by Colm Tóibín

Directed by Deborah Warner

Starring Fiona Shaw

In The Testament of Mary, the mother of Jesus tells her story of her son’s Crucifixion. The historic collaboration between actress Fiona Shaw and director Deborah Warner results in the creation, for the first time, of a new work for Broadway, written by acclaimed author Colm Tóibín. (Read more at

"A dense, boldly unorthodox piece for risk-averse Broadway, it has been directed with transfixing focus by Deborah’s a work of stunning directness, the austerity of its prose matched by its soul-piercing empathy."

- The Hollywood Reporter

"The matchless Fiona Shaw commands the stage...It’s safe to say you’ve never seen anything like it."

- Variety

"So electrifying is Fiona Shaw that the performance left me, along with the rest of the audience, struck silent after the final wrenching words were spoken...Shaw and her longtime director Deborah Warner build the drama with an ever-darkening sense of inevitability. The performance is guileless and brave."

- Bloomberg

"Few, if any, others could match her ferocious intensity, keen intelligence and dark humor."

- New York Post