Old Mill Theatre
Community Theatre - Drama - suitable for 15 years plus (MA)
written by Marsha Norman
directed by Gino Cataldo
Winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Tony Award nomination for Best Play
This show is suitable for ages 15+
As the rate of suicides rises in our community, 'Night, Mother' is a piece of drama we can't ignore.
On a typical Saturday night in an isolated country home, Jessie confides to her mother, Thelma, that she plans to kill herself 'in a couple of hours'.
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.
The play, which unravels in real time over the next 90 minutes, allows us an intimate window into the relationship between a mother and daughter torn apart by the devastating effects of depression.
This compelling drama bristles with suspense as Thelma desperately tries to convince Jessie that life is truly worth living.
Marsha Norman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play pushes beyond our preconceptions of why people take their own lives and keeps us on the edge of our seats till the final curtain.
Featuring: Susannah Churchman and Caroline McDonnell
Performance Dates: October 5, 6,.7*, 11, 12, 13, 14*, 18, 19, 20
Running time: 90 minutes, no interval
Times: Evening shows commence at 7.30pm, Sunday matinees commence at 2pm.
Doors open 45min prior to curtain. Licensed bar.
Venue: Old Mill Theatre, corner Mends St & Mill Point Rd, South Perth
Tickets: Full $25 - Concession $20 - Groups 10+ $20 each
Bookings: TAZ Tix 9255 3336 or Book Online Here
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