In present-day Moscow, President Vladmir Putin's media laws are set to go into effect at midnight, so the 115-year old Moscow Mayakovsky Teatr has only one night to put on the most profanity-strewn play they can find. Written by a neglected and misunderstood mid-career American playwright, THE MOTHERFUCKING O'MALLEYS unspools the heartwarming yet cautionary tale of a pair of psychotic twins who discover that their parents were Soviet Spies. After a series of unfortunate events occur at their Yonkers home, they are forced to try to redefect to Russia with their neglectful mother. THE MOTHERFUCKING O'MALLEYS just might provide an insightful look into the current faltering relationship between Russia and the United States—if the Moscow cast can bring it in under the wire.
MOFO has been workshopped at Animus Theatre Company, Primary Stages and the Lark.