‘night, Mother

by Marsha Norman

directed by Steve Koeppen,
with Meghan Daaboul as Jessie Cates
and Virginia Kincaid as Thelma Cates

Promotional Photo for NIGHT MOTHER
photo by Jeff Crayne

On a seemingly normal evening, we meet Thelma Cates who lives with her daughter, Jessie.  On this night, Jessie comes into the room asking her mother about the whereabouts of her father’s old revolver.  When Jessie finds it in the attic, she confesses to her mother that she is going to commit suicide that very evening.

Throughout the subsequent dialogue between Jessie and Thelma, Jessie reveals her reasons for her decision.  And as Thelma pleads for Jessie to reconsider her decision, old secrets are revealed, and long-ignored feelings rise to the surface.

  • 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
  • Elizabeth Hull-Kate Warriner Award from the Dramatist Guild
  • Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
  • Nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play

As she perfectly captures the details of two individual, ordinary women, this playwright locates the emptiness that fills too many ordinary homes on too many faceless streets in the vast country we live in now.”
— Frank Rich, The New York Times

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Sensational Sixties Sure to Entertain!


Portland Musical Theater Company and Chehalem Players Repertory partner to open a world premiere, The Sensational Sixties on January 14, 2017 at the Chehalem Cultural Center Black Box Theatre.

Tickets for The Sensational Sixties are now available and can be purchased at http://chehalemplayersrep.org or by calling the box office at (971) 264-9409.

Featuring songs from Broadway’s biggest hits of the 1960s there’s a little something for everyone in this revue. Set in the theater after their performance ended a cast of singers passionately debate what was their favorite musical and show tunes of the 60s.

As each cast member puts their candidate forward, the entire group breaks into song to celebrate the hits from their favorite show. With 4 part harmonies, laughs, and tender moments The Sensational Sixties will recall the decade that started with the “Camelot” of a Kennedy presidency and ended with change, hippies, and the hope of peace.

More concert than traditional musical, The Sensational Sixties brings together over 35 Broadway hits from Hello Dolly, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Cabaret, Sweet Charity, Man of La Mancha, Hair, Oliver, Bye Bye Birdie, Fiddler on the Roof, and more. 

Audience members are encouraged to dress in their favorite 60s fashion.

The show includes a 15 minute intermission and concessions will be available for purchase. All performance will be at the Black Box Theatre at the Chehalem Cultural Center located at 415 E Sheridan St, Newberg, OR 97132.