Saturday, August 27, 2011

Support the Arts Spotlight: 'Night, Mother

If there is one view of an artist that sticks, it's that of the "starving artist". Wouldn't it be great if this image were just a myth? Unfortunately, the constant lack of funding for the arts, including funding in schools, means that many artists often struggle to make ends meet.

Meet Kelly Lett, Ex-Derby Doll and talented actress.  Instead of waiting for the right part to fall into her lap, she has taken the bull by the horns and is producing her first live piece of theatre.  'Night, Mother is a two woman, one-act play written by Marsha Norman. The show features Jessie Cates (Lett), a woman in her late thirties to early forties, who lives with her mother, Thelma.  Jessie shocks her mother by announcing that she plans to commit suicide by the end of the evening.  This touching piece of theatre leaves the viewer in suspense from the very beginning. Will Jessie really kill herself, or can Thelma find a way to stop her?

Kelly is joined by Joyce Hackett, who plays Thema. The show is directed by Caprice Spencer Rothe and assisted by Dion Chang. The cast and crew have been working day and night to make this show a reality.  Using any space available to rehearse, including their own homes, they are the real deal.  Dedicated to their craft, they will stop at nothing to see this project through.  Please take a moment to check it out.

The show will debut
Friday, September 8th
from 8:00pm - 10:00pm at
801 East 4th Street
Los Angeles, CA
If you live in the LA area, go see this phenomenal show and support live theatre!  If you are not local, but would like to help, please consider making a donation.  Large or small, every little bit helps. Your donations will help fulfill an artists dreams by providing the funds necessary for the show to go on.  Share this with your friends and help spread a little sunshine on the Arts.     

1 comment:

  1. Oh, how I wish I could be there. I am sure it will be a smashing success.