Short Review: Mothers and Sons

Rated 4.0

This 90-minute play by award-winning playwright Terrence McNally traverses many decades as well as many issues, pains, battles and triumphs of the gay community. It’s a story of a mother’s long-stemming resentment of her deceased son’s gay relationship and ultimate death of AIDS decades ago, played out by her unexpected and uninvited visit to her late son’s widower. The Sacramento Theatre Company cast works well together to create believable characters in this compact, heart-tugging production that takes place all in one long scene. Thu 7pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 2pm & 8pm, Sun 2pm, Wed 7pm. Through 4/30; $15-$38; Sacramento Theatre Company, Pollock Stage, 1419 H Street; (916) 443-6722;