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‘Night, Mother Celebration Performance

Tupelo Community Theatre will present a One Night Only celebration performance of the multiple award winning ‘Night, Mother on February 22nd  at 7:30 p.m. at TCT Off Broadway 213 East Franklin Street.  The 1983 Pulitzer Prize winning play was nominated for four Tony Awards including Best Play.  The story deals with Jessie, and her mother, Thelma, their life together and the daughters struggles with divorce, a wayward son and illness.  TCT will represent Mississippi at the Southeastern Theatre Conference Community Theatre Festival in Louisville, KY on Feb 28th.  This is TCT’s 10th trip to compete at SETC, winning 3 times.  Tickets are $30 with the evening  including food, drink and the performance.   To purchase tickets call the TCT box office at 662-844-1935.

Auditions for ‘night, Mother

uTupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for ‘night, Mother by Marsha Norman, Thursday, September 12th at 7 p.m. at TCT Off Broadway 213 East Franklin Street.  The 1993 Pulitzer Prize winning play was also nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play.  The play is about a daughter, Jessie, and her mother, Thelma. It begins with Jessie calmly telling her Mama that by morning she will be dead, as she plans to commit suicide that very evening. The subsequent dialogue between Jessie and Mama slowly reveals her reasons for her decision, her life with Mama, and how thoroughly she has planned her own death, culminating in a disturbing, yet unavoidable, climax.  Those auditioning for the two female roles should be able to play mid-30s  or older.  No advance preparation needed.  The production dates for ‘night, Mother are November 21, 23, 2019 and Tom Booth will direct.  For more information email the director at tbooth54@gmail.com or call the TCT office at 844-1935.