'Night, Mother, by Marsha Norman

April 4, 2018

The Grand View Theatre Department presents 'Night, Mother, written by Marsha Norman and directed by senior Theatre Arts and Psychology double major Carmen McDermott, April 12-15.

'Night, Mother is a play by American playwright Marsha Norman. The play won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was nominated for theTony Award for Best Play. The play is about a daughter, Jessie, and her mother, Thelma. It begins with Jessie calmly telling her Mama that by morning she will be dead, as she plans to commit suicide that very evening. The subsequent dialogue between Jessie and Mama slowly reveals her reasons for her decision, her life with Mama, and how thoroughly she has planned her own death, culminating in a disturbing, yet unavoidable, climax. 

From the Director:

"In this show the audience gets an inside look at the relationship between a mother and daughter when their everyday routine is disrupted by crisis. Jessie Cates tells her mother that she has decided to end her life. The story that plays out is the heart- wrenching and realistic tale of a mother's struggle to keep her child alive.  She tries desperately to rekindle the relationship between them in hopes that she might change her daughter's mind."

The production will take place April 12, 13, & 14 at 7:30 p.m. and April 15 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are free for any student and GV Faculty, and Staff. $5 General Public Admission.

*This show contains adult themes