‘Night, Mother is powerful and heartbreaking

‘Night, Mother is powerful and heartbreaking

Review by Claire Martin, The Denver Post3.5 (out of 4) stars!

Vintage Theatre’s production of Marsha Norman’s “‘Night, Mother” is compelling, intelligent and, for a story about impending suicide, surprisingly witty.

Mother Thelma Cates (Emma Messenger) introduces herself by comically waggling her ample behind to “Yakety Yak” as she putters in the kitchen, looking for a snack. She complains aloud that they’re out of Snoballs and Hershey’s kisses, launching into a nearly nonstop commentary about whatever pops into her mind.

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