A program of scenes and monologues drawn from the play Mama’s Boy, by Rob Urbinati, and interviews with real people who knew Marguerite Oswald, one of the most compelling and divisive characters in history.
Mama’s Boy tells the story of Lee Harvey Oswald’s complex relationship with his overbearing mother, Marguerite. The play follows her reckless attempts to reunite her family, from Lee’s return to the U.S. from Russia, through the assassination of President Kennedy, to her son’s own murder and her defense of his innocence. The story is an examination of the dynamics of an American family that play out in the shadow of history.
Directed by playwright Rob Urbinati, the program will intersperse selections from the play—a work of fiction—with conversations with real people whose lives intersected Marguerite’s. From Ruth Paine to Bob Schieffer, the program will examine not only the story of the Oswald family but the interplay between historic events and creativity.
Tickets are free for this virtual program. Advance registration required. Video is available for viewing Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. CST through 11:59 p.m. CST, Sunday, January 31, 2021.
Sponsored by Frost