Oh damn it is ON: Oprah Winfrey to star in production of 'Night Mother. Marsha Norman's play where a daughter 'announces to her mother 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." I *still* get chills thinking of Beth Popelka and Monica L Williams doing the play's final scene in acting class. There was one moment where Monica (playing the mother) hugged Beth (the daughter) long and hard and it took the air out of the entire room. I get vertigo now just thinking about it. One of the few scripts where I've wept just from reading a play.
She would star in Marsha Norman's play opposite Audra McDonald in the 2015-16 season.