A quick look at ‘Night, Mother…
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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.
Fridays: July 20, 27, August 3, 2018 at 8pm
Saturdays: July 21, 28, August 4, 2018 at 8pm
Sunday: August 5, 2018 at 3pm
Mondays: July 23 and 30, 2018 at 8pm
Photo gallery coming soon…
Meet the cast of ‘Night, Mother…
DIANE HILL founded Two Muses Theatre, where she served as Artistic/Executive Director for five years and is currently Producing Artistic Director at Theatre NOVA in Ann Arbor. She has a Ph.D. in Theatre from WSU, along with degrees in music and theatre from U of M, and she was a professor of Theatre at Oakland Community College where she originated the Theatre degree program. Diane has performed at many professional theatres in southeast Michigan, including the Fisher Theatre, Meadow Brook, Masonic Temple, Michigan Opera Theatre, Detroit’s Gem Theatre, Purple Rose, Tipping Point, Encore Musical Theatre, Croswell Opera House, Theatre NOVA and Cherry County Playhouse. She won a Wilde Award for her portrayal of Vivian Bearing in Wit, a Rogue Critic’s Award for her previous work at Breathe Art Theatre as Mama in ‘night, Mother, and an Ann Arbor News Award for her work as Agnes in I Do! I Do! Diane has performed leading roles in several independent films and television and radio commercials. She played Miss Caroline in the feature film, War Flowers with Christina Ricci and Tom Berenger, Pam in She Lights Up Well with Tsai Chin (from The Joy Luck Club) and was featured in Heartlock.
Carrie Jay Sayer (Jessie) is deeply grateful for the opportunity to play this iconic role. This Pulitzer Prize-winning drama has been on her radar for over 20 years. Getting to perform with exceptionally gifted actress and dear friend, Diane Hill, is the icing on the cake. Some of her favorite past roles include Elizabeth Bishop in Dear Elizabeth; Susy Hendrix in Wait Until Dark; Shelby in Steel Magnolias; and Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire. Favorite musical roles include Marge in Bridges of Madison County; Woman 1 in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; Rosemary in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; and Anna in The King and I (www.CarrieSayer.com). Carrie received her training at MSU, Boarshead Professional Theatre, Meadowbrook, and Purple Rose. She has performed at these theaters and many others including The Dio, Performance Network, Jewish Ensemble Theatre, Croswell Opera House, Wild Swan, The Henry Ford, and Encore Musical Theatre Co. When not performing, Carrie teaches private acting and singing lessons (www.CarrieJayStudio.com) and directs plays and musicals. Thank you to Adriane and Jeremy for this phenomenal opportunity. Special thanks to Ben, Logan, Paige, her parents and friends for their loving support.
Adriane Galea is the Artistic Director of Outvisible as well as the Executive Director of its parent organization, Center Stage Studios, where she teaches voice, piano, and acting. In the past, Adriane has worked both on and offstage with The AKT Theatre Project in Wyandotte, some of her favorites being Children of Eden (Mama Noah), Spring Awakening (Vocal Director), and The Turn of the Screw (Director). Adriane serves on the Board of Directors of the American Guild of Music and An Amazing Woman Foundation, and she is proud to hold Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Michigan!
Gerald Hymer is currently attending Wayne State University to pursue his undergrad in vocal music education. This is only his second time stage managing a show, and he has loved every second of it. You can catch him on stage in early July in Outvisible Theatre’s showing of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). He would like to thank his family and friends for their endless love and support, And he would like to thank his girlfriend Brie for dealing with his busy schedule and for being there when he needs her. Enjoy the Show!