Provocative, haunting, and indelible, Meryl Streep's performance of Colm Tóibín's acclaimed The Testament of Mary presents
Mary as a solitary older woman still seeking to understand the events that become the narrative of the New Testament and
the foundation of Christianity. In the ancient town of Ephesus, Mary lives alone, years after her son's crucifixion. She
has no interest in collaborating with the authors of the Gospel. They are her keepers, providing her with food and shelter
and visiting her regularly. She does not agree that her son is the Son of God; nor that his death was "worth it"; nor that
the "group of misfits he gathered around him, men who could not look a woman in the eye," were holy disciples.
About the Author
Colm Toibin is the author of four previous novels, The South, The Heather Blazing, The Story of the Night, and The Blackwater Lightship, which was shortlisted for the 1999 Booker Prize. He lives in Dublin.