Please join us for the inspirational play "Ma Noah" (by Mark Clayton Southers) which was the recipient of the 2004 Theodore Ward prize from Columbia College, Chicago that has also been published in the Anthology "Best Black Plays" from Northwestern Press.
This award-winning drama blends humor and hard-hitting truth in the heart of the family unit. Rebecca Pratt, a single mother of four, struggles to keep her family intact despite the social ills of drugs, pregnancy and unemployment. She must draw upon all her reserves of hope and courage in her fight to save her children's souls.
The play combines sharp wit within a story of grit, determination, and responsibility. And with the challenges many youth face, this play is as timely as ever -- showcasing the mom's strength in nearly biblical proportions (with the reference to the mom as 'Ma Noah')
This production is directed by Tracey Turner and features an exceptional cast, including Chrystal Bates (who you remember as the legendary Aunt Esther in "Gem of the Ocean" in last year's production at Pittsburgh Playwrights and August Wilson Center) playing the lead as a mother who will do whatever it takes for her family no matter what. The cast also includes Cheryl Bates-White along with recent August Wilson Monologue winners Heaven Bobo and DeVaughn Robinson as well as Point Park freshman Trevor Butler as Pig, making his Pittsburgh Playwrights debut.
Check out these great articles about "Ma Noah" from Pittsburgh Magazine, Post Gazette, and City Paper
In addition to reserving some seats, Meetup members will receive a little discount ($20 cash at the door)
If anyone would rather see this play on a different day/time, please let me know when you RSVP. Here is the remaining performance schedule:
Friday, May 3 at 8 PM
Saturday, May 4 at 8 PM
Sunday, May 5 at 3 PM
Thursday, May 9 at 8 PM
Friday, May 10 at 8 PM
Saturday, May 11 at 8 PM
Sunday, May 12 at 3 PM
For more information, including video interviews with the playwright and cast, please visit
To order online tickets (with no handling fees) along with details for the performance schedule, please visit
Don't miss this wonderful play!