Friday, Saturday 23 & 24 September at 7:30pm & Sunday 25 September at 2pm
Raw, real and riveting theatre.
The play, ‘night, Mother, by Marsha Norman, a co-production between the Drill Hall Theatre Company Mullumbimby and White Swan productions is directed by Alka (Penelope Chater) and stars two of the region’s favourite actors, Linda Rutledge and Amanda Sebasio-Ong.
Marsha Norman received a Pulitzer Prize for Drama for ‘night, Mother, in 1983. Critics lauded the play for its emotional honesty and realistic dialogue, with much praise on the plays unflinchingly depiction of a family, specifically a mother and daughter, in crisis.
Linda Rutledge trained with Alka for three years in the 80’s and was directed by her in three plays in Byron Shire in the 90’s. In 2000 Linda assisted in creating Character Creation, which Alka now teaches internationally. Amanda Sebasio-Ong participated in the very first Character Creation class, which began in this region and has assisted and demonstrated for Alka in subsequent classes and seminars. Alka also directed Amanda in three productions whilst they both lived in Melbourne for the first ten years of 2000.
The production will be the first play in the rejuvenated Drill Hall Theatre. With comfortable tiered seating, air-conditioning and additional lighting, the space is fast becoming a quality venue without losing its Mullumbimby character.
‘night, Mother – plays for three performances 7.30pm Friday & Saturday 23 & 24 September and2pm Sunday 25 September.