Latitude 41 presents

'night, Mother

by Marsha Norman
Directed by Bill Griffith & Assisted by Karianne Dugard


'Night, Mother is a 1983 play by Marsha Norman about a daughter, Jessie, (Bailey Dunbar) and her mother, Thelma (referred to as "Mama" in the play and played by Christina Spiros). The play opens with Jessie calmly telling Mama that by morning she will be dead, as she plans to commit suicide that very evening (she makes this revelation all while nonchalantly organizing household items and preparing to do her mother's nails). 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. The original production won the1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and 4 Tony Award Nominations: Best Play, Best Actress in a Play (for both actresses) and Best Director (Tom Moore)

Performances are January 31, Feb 1st, 7th and 8th at 8pm
Feb 9th at 2pm

Mature audiences please

Tickets are $15
Seating is limited, so please reserve in advance. Reservations can be made by calling 331-72 LAT41 or 331 725-2841
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Performances will be at the indoor theater of Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park 201 W Jefferson St, Joliet IL