‘Night Mother

September 13 – October 6 - Woodlawn Black Box Theatre

Audition Dates: July 29th-30th 7PM

Play by - Marsha Norman
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‘Night, Mother is a 1983 play by Marsha Norman about a daughter, Jessie, and her mother, Thelma (referred to as “Mama” in the play). The play opens with Jessie calmly telling Mama that by morning she will be dead, as she plans to commit suicide that very evening (she makes this revelation all while nonchalantly organizing household items and preparing to do her mother’s nails). The subsequent dialogue between Jessie and Mama slowly reveals her reasons for her decision, her life with Mama, and how thoroughly she has planned her own death, culminating in a disturbing – yet unavoidable – climax.

Director – Pam Wells

Cast

Meredith Bell Alvares- Jessie Cates

Sherri Shirky- Thelma Cates

About the Original Show:
 The original production at the American Reperatory Theatre in Cambridge, MA included Kathy Bates as Jessie and Anne Pitoniak as Mama.   That production was moved to Broadway, the John Golden theatre,  with the original cast.
Accolades for the Original Show:
1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
4 Tony Award Nominations: Best Play, Best Actress in a Play (for both actresses) and Best Director (Tom Moore)

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