‘Night Mother

  • From 22 September 2020
  • The Fugard Theatre
  • English

Bookings open 1 April 2020. Marsha Norman’s startling Pulitzer Prize winning play.

What would you do if someone you loved sat down with you one night and calmly told you that she was going to end her life before morning? This is Thelma Cates’ dilemma. Her daughter, Jessie, has had it.

A middle-aged epileptic unable to hold a job or drive with a failed marriage and a drug-addicted runaway son on the wrong side of the law, Jessie can find no reason to go on living. ’Night, Mother is the story of a parent’s worst nightmare. How can

Thelma convince her daughter that life is worth living if she can’t feel her pain? How can she end her daughter’s embrace of death before morning?

Written by American playwright Marsha Norman, ’Night, Mother won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play.

“…honest, uncompromising, lucid, penetrating, well-written, dramatic, and unmanipulatively moving…” New York Magazine

Fiona Ramsay

Emily Child


Marsha Norman

Janna Ramos-Violante


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