For two weekends, starting on Friday, March 24, Home Made Theater will present ‘night, Mother, written by Marsha Norman.
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, she suffers from a chronic neurological condition; 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.
This play deals with serious and sensitive issues that may be triggering for some individuals.
The Director of ‘night, Mother is Jonathan Hefter, whose previous Home Made Theater directing credits include Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Inspecting Carol. The artistic team also includes Scenic Designer William E. Fritz, Lighting Designer Matt Kopans, Sound Designer Barry Streifert, Costume Designer Dianne O’Neill, Properties Designer Maura Pickett, and Stage Manager Caitlin Wickes.
The cast of ‘night, Mother includes Home Made Theater veteran Terri Storti as Mama, and Home Made Theater newcomer Antoinette Fasino as Jessie.
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, March 24th, 25th, 31st, and April 1st at 7:30PM, and Saturdays and Sundays, March 25th, 26th, April 1st, and 2nd, at 2:00PM. All performances are at the Dee Sarno Theater, inside Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Tickets are available at Home Made Theater’s website, www.HomeMadeTheater.org, or by calling (518) 587-4427 during business hours.