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‘night, Mother

March 21, 2014 8:00PM  to  May 4, 2014 3:00PM

Show times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday;
Studio Theater
No performances April 18-20, 2014

Special 'night, Mother events. Scroll down for details.

  • "Begin the Conversation" featuring the cast and director at the Maltz Museum, March 26
  • Post-show talk hosted by Lakewood Family Collaborative and NAMI Greater Cleveland on Sunday, April 6

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  • Written by Marsha Norman
  • Directed by Scott Plate
  • Starring Dorothy Silver and Laura Perrotta
  • Presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Nominated for four Tony Awards and winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, ‘night, Mother is an eloquent, enthralling and ultimately shattering play that explores the final hours in the life of a woman who has decided that life is no longer worth living.

This play tells the story of Jessie, an epileptic woman in her 40s who systematically prepares for her own death – and the frantic and touching efforts of her mother, Thelma, to stop her. “With humor, wisdom and keen insight, 'night, Mother celebrates the glory of the commonplace,” remarks Director Scott Plate. “Two seemingly ordinary women, mother and daughter, come to grips with the value of their own lives, and express what many of us have felt at one time or another: why am I here?”

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7-8pm on Wednesday, March 26: Join the actors and director for select scenes and a discussion about this Tony-nominated and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. The Maltz Museum’s Begin the Conversation is a series of thought-provoking play readings, speakers, films, and concerts designed to spark discussions and community dialogue. Follow this link to purchase in advance and save $2. Presented by CJNLogo        #BeginTheConvo

SQUARE_collab logoSQUARE _NAMI Greater ClevelandJoin us on Sunday, April 6 for a post-show talk hosted by the Lakewood Family Collaborative's Mental Health Awareness Committee and NAMI Greater Cleveland. A panel of mental heath experts moderated by Jennifer Tulli, Director of Strategic Implementation at Recovery Resources, includes Elaine Myers, Suicide Prevention Education Alliance (SPEA) and Benjamin Seeley, who will share his story and offer hope. They will join cast members Dorothy Silver and Laura Perrotta. Read the panel's full bios here.

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