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'Night Mother

  • The Center 118 West Market Street Akron, OH, 44303 United States (map)

Dunamis Theatre presents one of the most moving plays of the 21st Century, 'Night Mother written by Marsha Norman. Set in a very intimate space ,audiences will enjoy this Pulitzer Prize winning play for 6 nights only starting June 6, 7, 8 and June 13, 14, 15 at 8pm at The Center. 'Night Mother tackles the themes of family, heart break, and the decision to move on from this world.

COST:
Tickets are $15 

CAST:
Momma: Nici Romo
Jessie: Josephine Reynolds

ABOUT 'NIGHT MOTHER:
The scene is the living room/kitchen of a small house on an isolated country road, which is shared by Jessie and her mother. Jessie's father is dead; her loveless marriage ended in divorce; her absent son is a petty thief and ne'er-do-well; her last job didn't work out and, in general, her life is stale and unprofitable. As the play begins Jessie asks for her father's service revolver and calmly announces that she intends to kill herself. At first her mother refuses to take her seriously, but as Jessie sets about tidying the house and making lists of things to be looked after, her sense of desperate helplessness begins to build. In the end, with the inexorability of genuine tragedy, she can only stand by, stunned and unbelieving, as Jessie quietly closes and locks her bedroom door and ends her profound unhappiness in one fatal, stunning and deeply disturbing moment—a moment never to be forgotten by those who have witnessed, and come to understand, her plight.

Earlier Event: June 14
'Night Mother
Later Event: June 21
Empty Pockets Longform Improv