Welcome to Mary McDonnell Vault, your online resource dedicated to actress Mary McDonnell. You better know Mary for her role as Captain Sharon Raydor for the TNT crime series The Closer & Major Crimes. But she also did others like Battlestar Galactica, Independence Day, Donnie Darko, Dances with Wolves, Sneakers and many others. Site is comprehensive of a big photogallery with events, photoshoots, magazines, stills, a media archive dedicated to all fans fanarts on Mary, an extensive press library to collect all the articles and interviews on her and a video gallery section for recorded interviews, sneak peeks and trailers of her projects. We claim no rights to know her personally and it's absolutely respectful of her privacy and paparazzi-free!!!
People’s Light continues its 40th Anniversary Season with The Cherry Orchard. Academy Award nominees Mary McDonnell and David Strathairn join People’s Light company artists in Emily Mann’s acclaimed adaptation of Chekhov’s masterwork directed by Abigail Adams. People’s Light is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355. For tickets, call 610.644.3500 or visit Peopleslight.org.
Playwright Anton Chekhov, one of Russia’s most important literary figures, is best known for his short stories and plays, including The Sea Gull, Uncle Vanya, and Three Sisters. The Cherry Orchard is the most performed Russian play in the world and, written in 1904, it was Chekhov’s last play. It is the story of Lyubov Andreyevna Ranevskaya (Mary McDonnell) and her brother Gayev (David Strathairn) who return home to their ancestral estate just as it’s about to be auctioned to pay a delinquent mortgage. Lopakhin (Pete Pryor), an emancipated serf-turned-merchant, tries to convince Ranevskaya to cut down her family’s beloved cherry orchard and build rental villas, but she will not surrender the symbols of her past, be they beautiful or haunting. Instead, she throws a party for her family and friends and awaits a miracle.
And this season came to an end with a BOOOOOOM! That was amazing as promised and predicted. I’m sad it’s over because we’ve to wait the summer for it to come back, but it was fantastic. Full of everything and also a joy for little Shandy hearts like me. And very emotional. I swear I feel bad as Sharon when her voice trembles in worries and preoccupations! Enjoy the HD screencaptures of both the episodes of the season finale!
Yesterday producer James Duff took time on Reddit to talk on Major Crimes before last night season finale.
Here are some excerpt regarding Mary/Sharon, but you can check on reddit.com for the whole transcript of it.
I have gone through it all and made a selection of those I thought where the most relevant and potentially not spoilering if you hadn’t yet seen the season finale. All of them are under the cut! Enjoy and read through all if you can because there’s a lot of interesting things you might want to learn about Season 4.
Take a brief look at tonight 2-hours season finale.
A sweet, delicate and beautiful reminder that Mary will be in theatre from February 11 to March 8 with The Cherry Orchard. You can get more information about it on peopleslight.org!
Academy Award nominees David Strathairn and Mary McDonnell join longstanding company members in Emily Mann’s acclaimed adaptation of Chekhov’s masterwork. A bankrupt matriarch and her brother are offered a lucrative scheme to save their family estate in this comedy-drama of timeless, bittersweet beauty.
Approximate run time is 2 hours and 30 minutes with one 15 minute intermission. This show is best enjoyed by ages 12 and up.
Next week it’s (unfortunately!!!) the season 3 finale and we’ve got TWO HOURS with it. Big jackpot for us!!! Here is a preview and press release from both episodes.
3×18 – Special Master Part One
Phillip Stroh returns and is demanding a new deal from DDA Rios (guest star Nadine Velazquez) in exchange for his cooperation regarding “future murders.” In a race against the clock to prevent the deaths of three women, Major Crimes works to save the victims while decoding the source of Stroh’s information.
3×19 – Special Master Part Two
The Major Crimes division is in overdrive working to stop a serial killer who has been targeting female sex workers. To interpret the facts, Captain Sharon Raydor reaches outside her division to a consultant, Clarissa Fields, to help reverse engineer a decade of horrible murders as Stroh moves closer and closer to achieving his ultimate deal.
As I predicted it was a very intense episode, but not only for the Julio situation. The episode is totally worth watching. The episode is available online at tntdrama.com!
Major Crimes > Season 3 > Episode Screencaptures > 3×17 – Internal Affairs
This is going to be hard watching. And I’m scared for what Sharon has to do and I’m sure she’s not willing to that easily! Take a look!