December 20, 2021

'night Mother Audition Information

WHEN: Auditions - DEC 20, 2021  | Callbacks - DEC 21, 2021

TIMES: 6 to 10 p.m.

WHERE: Weber Center For the Performing Arts 428 Front Street South

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, this eloquent, enthralling and ultimately shattering play explores the final hour in the life of a young woman who has decided that life is no longer worth living. Disillusioned Jessie, a woman suffering from epilepsy and depression, announces to her mother Thelma that she will be ending her own life. The ensuing evening is what playwright Marsha Norman describes as, “a fight for their lives” as Thelma begs, bargains and beseeches her daughter to change her plan.


Jesse Cates | Female-Identifying | Any Ethnicity | 30's-40's Daughter of Thelma. Only recently gained control of herself and is determined to retain that control, aware of the clock ticking her time away, for once in her life she's clear and communicative, surprisingly at peace and oddly amusing.

Thelma Cates | Female-Identifying | Any Ethnicity | 50's-70's Mother of Jesse. Feeling her age, takes it easy when she can or when it serves her purpose, chatty, speaks quickly and enjoys talking, her strength comes from accepting things as they are, is unswerving in that and in retaining control of her 'household.'