Great Escape Stage Company’s Drama Slams are one-night-only staged readings of a play rather than a full-scale production, a format Great Escape has offered frequently since the company was launched six years ago.
“We spend one day rehearsing movement and interpretation, and then read it aloud for an audience, with scripts in hand,” Lake said. “We’ve found that our audiences enjoy getting a chance to see and hear more plays this way, and our actors get a chance to perform more frequently without having all the memorization associated with a standard production.”
‘night, Mother is a drama about a desperate woman facing a stale and unprofitable life confronting her mother about her intent to commit suicide. The play won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play.