'night, Mother by Marsha Norman
A simple night like any other for a mother and daughter turns into an evening of despair, truths and a moment that no one wants to experience.
September 20, 21, 26 - 28 @ 8 PM
Sunday, September 22 @ 2 PM
Marsha Norman’s ‘night, Mother is a Pulitzer prize winning portrayal of one woman’s decision to end her own life, and her mother’s desperate attempts to change her mind. It is deeply personal and tragically honest in its examination of this all too common human experience.
The M. T. Pockets' production features performances by Kaici Lore and Cynthia Ulrich.
Kaici Lore, Jesse
Kaici is a born and bred West Virginian, near the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah River. She moved to Fairmont in 2010 to pursue a Bachelor's degree in theatre at Fairmont State University, which she completed in 2016. During her time at FSU she served as President of the Masquers organization and co-founded and served as artistic director of FSU’s V-Day Warriors, a club focused on providing a safe haven for victims of sexual assault and abuse.
You have seen Kaici in previous M. T. Pockets productions such as Steel Magnolias, A Piece of My Heart and Outside the Lines: Durang/Silverstein One Acts. She is a member of Vintage Theatre Company’s Rustic Mechanicals Shakespeare troupe, West Virginia’s only professional touring Shakespeare troupe. To date, she has been Mariana in Measure for Measure, Regan in King Lear and Mistress Page and Host of the Garter Inn in The Merry Wives of Windsor, among other shows. Kaici has also worked with Act 2 Theatre Company in Clarksburg, WV and Mountaineer Creative Arts Council in Doddridge County, WV.
In her free time, she enjoys pursuing other artistic endeavors such as singing, dancing, painting, photography and writing. She also loves rugby and fencing and is learning how to speak French and Welsh. She loves cuddling with her fur babies Taron and Salem, as well. She would like to that Vickie Trickett and everyone at M. T. Pockets for letting her create and fostering an environment of love, growth and inclusion. “M.T. Pockets is one of the best theatre families I have ever been a part of and I’m so proud to call it one of my home.”
Cynthia Ulrich, Mama
Cindy, is a Star City native who attended West Virginia University on a four-year performing arts scholarship from 1980-1984. In 1982, she was crowned Miss West Virginia-USA and went on to Biloxi, Mississippi, where she competed in the Miss USA Pageant. Upon graduation, she moved to New York where she successfully worked as an actor on theatre row for over a decade.
In 2006, Cindy returned to her roots in Star City where she currently works for WVU. She has appeared in several M. T. Pockets Theatre productions and is excited to be returning to stage after last appearing as M’Lynn, in Steel Magnolias. You may have also seen her in Doubt, Stella and Lou, Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean and The Mercy Seat.
When Cindy is not acting on stage, she can be found tap dancing with her senior citizen sisters, The Motown Strutters. However, her favorite role and position in life is being wife to Walt Ulrich, mother/Co-CEO to TJ, Zach and Roman, and daughter to Jan Baniak.