Wednesday, October 21, 2009

October 21, 2009 - ‘night Mother this weekend in Franklin, PA




I would be remiss if I didn’t mention why posts have been fewer lately.  I’ve been knee deep directing a production of Marsha Norman’s 'Night Mother at the Barrow-Civic Little Theatre 91223 Liberty St) in Franklin Pennsylvania (map). 

The show opens this weekend and plays for two nights, Friday and Saturday.  Doors open at 7:30 pm, show starts at 8pm.  $5 at the door with adult beverages for those 21+ with ID. 

'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'll 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 and her life with Mama and how thoroughly she has planned her own death, culminating in a disturbing yet unavoidable climax.

’night Mother stars Amy Dittman as Jessie and Rosie Petulla as Mama.  Set and lighting design by Ed Ramage.  Poster design by Paige Kleinfelder.

So, you know.  Drop by.  Drop me an email if you have questions. 

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