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The MAMA’S BOY Project Virtual Education Program
January 15, 2021 - January 31, 2021| Free
The Mama’s Boy Project Education Program provides a cross-curricular virtual experience focusing on U.S. history, theatre and psychology. During the program students will learn about the historical and cultural relevance of the Oswald family to American history through the lens of character development and behavioral analysis. This program is recommended for students in grades 9 and higher. Educational resources, including lesson plans and other materials, for this program are aligned to the TEKS and National Standards.
A mother’s love knows no bounds. For Marguerite Oswald, trying to stay connected to her family, and her son Lee Harvey Oswald in particular, was not an easy task. In The Mama’s Boy Project, the family matriarch shares her story of how she tried to be involved in her son’s life while repeatedly separated by physical and emotional distance. When Lee is arrested for the assassination of President Kennedy, Marguerite vows to help prove his innocence to create the bond with her family that she has always wanted. When he is killed two days after his arrest, Marguerite pursues her mission to clear Lee’s name, trying to remain in her son’s life even though he is gone. In the following days and months Marguerite continues to crave family, attempting to involve herself into the lives of Lee’s widow and two daughters with no success, leaving her alone. Join playwright and director Rob Urbinati for a discussion on the play Mama’s Boy and examine the characters through a psychological, sociological and historical lens.
Tickets are free for this virtual program. Advance registration required. This program is a companion program to The Mama’s Boy Project | Marguerite Oswald, A Footnote in History. Separate registration is required for the performance program. Information about streaming the video will be sent 24 hours in advance of the premiere. Video is available for viewing Friday, January 15, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. CST through 11:59 p.m. CST, Sunday, January 31, 2021.