Vintage Theatre | ‘Night, Mother is powerful and heartbreaking
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‘Night, Mother is powerful and heartbreaking

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‘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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