Four-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally has a history of writing powerful and entertaining dramas that capture the essence of the time in which they're set. His latest, Mothers and Sons, is a provocative exploration of the changing definition of family. A grieving mother pays a surprise visit to her late son's partner, now married to another man and raising a young son. This family both challenges and broadens her worldview, and just may offer the opportunity to be part of a future she never imagined. Northlight Theatre's production of Mothers and Sons at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie is directed by Steve Scott.