'night, Mother

The Pulitzer Prize winning play ‘night, Mother is a brilliantly crafted drama about Jessie and her mother, who live together in a small, isolated country house. Jessie’s life has been characterized by loss: her father’s death; the end of her marriage; her son’s delinquency; and ongoing epilepsy and depression. As the play begins, Jessie finds her father’s old revolver and announces to her mother that she will kill herself by the end of the night. Her mother teeters between incredulity and desperation as Jessie cleans the house and prepares instructions so her mother can live on her own. Humor, pathos, and the difficulty of looking life in the face become seamless, everyday moments.  Marcia Norman creates a disturbingly tragic world and invites us to struggle with what is, and is not, in our control.

Panglossian Productions firmly believes that theatre is more than entertainment.  At its best, live theatre both evokes emotion and sparks reflection and discussion.  In this spirit, the audience is invited to join in a facilitated conversation after each performance of 'night, Mother.  The discussions will be moderated by Shomer Zwelling, a certified life coach, and Ed Whitacre, a licensed clinical social worker.

Read more about the show, the author and this production here.

Tickets are available at www.panglossian.org, by calling 757.259.4070, or in person at the Williamsburg Library Theatre.

  • $16 adults
  • $14 Students/Seniors (65+)/Friends of WRL
  • $9 Under 17


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