By: Marsha Norman
May 5 - May 20, 2023
The scene is the living room/kitchen of a small house on an isolated country road, which is shared by Jessie and her mother. Jessie’s father is dead; her loveless marriage ended in divorce; her absent son is a petty thief and ne’er-do-well; her last job didn’t work out and, in general, her life is stale and unprofitable. As the play begins Jessie asks for her father’s service revolver and calmly announces that she intends to kill herself. At first her mother refuses to take her seriously, but as Jessie sets about tidying the house and making lists of things to be looked after, her sense of desperate helplessness begins to build. In the end, with the inexorability of genuine tragedy, she can only stand by, stunned and unbelieving, as Jessie quietly closes and locks her bedroom door and ends her profound unhappiness in one fatal, stunning and deeply disturbing moment—a moment never to be forgotten by those who have witnessed, and come to understand, her plight.
Staff and Cast
Director: Marc C. Howard
Health and Safety Guidelines
For the safety of our patrons and volunteers, please note the following mandates will be in place to attend any of our productions for the foreseeable future due to the continued COVID 19 pandemic.
Effective Sunday, May 1, 2022, patrons will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination (or booster). However, all patrons and those volunteers working box office, lights/sound and backstage will be required to wear a KN95 mask (supplied by the theatre) for the duration of your time in our space.
If a patron is feeling ill or has symptoms of COVID on the day of a production, we respectfully request the patron contact our box office to reserve another day; if that is not possible a full refund will be made to the patron.
If a patient has been diagnosed with COVID, patron must have a negative COVID PCR test prior to attending a production. Proof of that negative PCR test must be presented at time of check-in and must be 14 days prior to said production. If that is not possible, a full refund will be made to the patron.
The remaining mandates as below remain in place:
1. ALL theatre volunteers must be fully vaccinated and boosted and show proof of vaccination to participate in any production in any capacity.
2. It is strongly recommended, although no longer mandatory, for patrons to wear masks while visiting our theatre. Surgical and KN95 masks will still made available for patrons should they wish to wear one during their visit to our theatre.
Our theatre will be deep cleaned following each rehearsal and performance (floor, door knobs, bathrooms, dressing rooms, etc.) to further ensure the safety of our patrons and volunteers.
If any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Claudia Lillibridge at email@example.com.
We appreciate your willingness to follow the above rules.
TRIGGER WARNING - PLAY DEALS WITH SUICIDE
Twin Masks Performing Arts Center
9076 Church Street, Stes. 2&3
Twinsburg, OH 44087