Angelina College Theatre will present Marsha Norman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “’Night, Mother” for three nights beginning Thursday, April 21 at the Angelina Center for the Arts Black Box Theatre (ACA Room 110) on the AC campus.
Each show begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.
The 1986 film version of Norman’s play starred Academy Award-winning actresses Sissy Spacek and Ann Bancroft. The Broadway version ran for 380 performances and earned four Tony Awards.
AC student/actors Retha Powers (as Thelma Cates) and Kesley Grimes (as Jessie Cates) will present the story of Jessie, a young woman who has decided life is far too complicated and hard to endure. Jessie informs her mother Thelma she intends to end her life. The ensuing dialogue and interaction between the determined Jessie and her helplessly disbelieving mother leads to a story NY Magazine called “…honest, uncompromising, lucid, penetrating, well-written, dramatic, and…unmanipulatively moving…”
The AC Production team includes Kary Raine, Director; Eric Walker, Assistant Director and Set Design; Chance Chunn, Stage Manager; Eric Manus, Assistant Stage Manager; Andy Reed, Lighting Design; Kesley Grimes, Costume/Makeup Design; Nicholos Trusclair, Sound Design and Board Operator; Chris Reeves, Props Master; Adrian Torres, Program Artist; Brenda Vallejo, Program Editor; and Amy Young, House Manager.
Tickets prices are $5 for adults and $4 for seniors, students, and children. For ticket information, contact the Temple Theater Box Office at 936-633-5454.