The Pulitzer-winning ’Night, Mother isn’t your average play about a woman with a firearm. The psychological drama tells the story of Jessie Cates’ last night alive, opening as she nonchalantly tells her mother Thelma that she plans on committing suicide before the sun rises in the morning. A chronicle of what it means to keep things in order and how we can better relate to each other, the play moves gracefully towards its inevitable conclusion, as Jessie relays her reasoning for the irreparable choice she is about to make. Not to be missed, ’Night, Mother is the kind of memorable theater that reveals the humanity in grave actions.
Oct. 21-Nov. 6: Thu-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm • $21-$27 • The Modern Theater Coeur d'Alene • 1320 E. Garden Ave. • themoderntheater.org • 208-676-7529
— Haylee Millikan