How it’s New York: Winsome Brown’s play is performed at La Mama ETC, one of the most important Off-Broadway houses in New York City, and Brown lives here.
How it’s Irish: The play “This Is Mary Brown” is about Brown’s Irish mother, Mary Brown.
Playwright/actress Winsome Brown talked to me and to Books Editor Michelle Woods at Greenwich Village’s Cafe Reggio a few weeks ago about her new play, “This Is Mary Brown,” about her mum, which finishes a run at La Mama ETC on June 28. More information can be found at http://lamama.org/this-is-mary-brown/. The featured tune is from Cape Breton fiddler, Gillian Head, from her new CD, “Spirit.” “Willie’s Mom in Donegal,” which has two from Jerry Holland, and one Irish jig: “Willie Joe’s Jig,” “Mom’s Jig,” and “The Donegal Lass.”