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September 30, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm$5.00-$7.00
The Ohio University Chillicothe Theater program will present ’night, Mother by Marsha Norman Sept. 27 through 30 in the Bennett Hall Auditorium. Performances will take place at 8 p.m. on Sept. 27-29 with a 3 p.m. matinee on Sept. 30. The doors will open 30 minutes prior to the show.
‘night, Mother is about Jessie and Thelma Cates, a middle-aged woman and her elderly mother, who live together. At the beginning of the one-act play, Jessie tells Thelma that she plans on committing suicide. Jessie spends the play explaining to her mother why she feels killing herself is a necessary choice and trying to prepare Thelma for living without her. Thelma tries to convince Jessie not to commit suicide.
The audience should be aware that the characters discuss depression, mental illness, suicide, etc., issues which may trigger individuals suffering from PTSD, clinical depression, anxiety, etc. ‘night, Mother is being produced in commemoration of suicide prevention/awareness month, and a portion of the box office proceeds will benefit the Ross County Suicide Prevention Coalition.
Tickets will be available at the door for $7 for general admission, $5 for faculty and staff and free for OHIO Chillicothe students with student ID.
The production is directed by OHIO Chillicothe student Julia Everidge. For more information, please contact Theater Program Director Dr. Lance Mekeel at 740.774.7209 or firstname.lastname@example.org.