'Night, Mother

    23:00, Wed 10th – Sat 13th November 2004 at Fitzpatrick Hall
    Michaelmas Week 5

    Jessie’s epilepsy prevents her from holding a satisfying job, her marriage
    has ended, and her son is a petty thief who isn’t speaking to her. She
    lives with her mother, Thelma, in a small house in the American backwoods.
    Jessie decides to do something about her unhappy existence and announces
    that at the end of the evening, after painting Thelma’s nails, she will
    kill herself. What follows is as inevitable as it is heartbreaking, as
    Thelma’s increasingly desperate attempts to save her daughter’s life
    illuminate their life together. This electrifying, Pulitzer Prize-winning
    play is a paragon of twentieth-century tragedy.


    Production Team