MOTHER. BY MARSHA NORMAN. III Set for the New York production of ‘ NIGHT MOTHER. ‘NIGHT, MOTHER opened on Broadway at the John Golden. : ‘Night Mother. (Acting Edition for Theater Productions) ( ): Marsha Norman: Books. 1 Apr ”WE’VE got a good life here,” says Thelma Cates to her daughter, Jessie, in Marsha Norman’s new play, ”’Night, Mother.” Many would agree.

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‘night, Mother by Marsha Norman: Summary

And that’s where the pain comes from. I’m what was worth waiting for and I didn’t make it. Just let me go easy, Mama. How could I know you were so alone? You make me feel like a fool for being alive, child and you omther so wrong!

Refresh and try again. Jessie now feels hurt and used. Mama, convinced that there are no criminals near the out-of-the-way country house where they live, thinks Jessie is foolish. Credibly sad, without an unearned tear or lump in the throat in it, it sticks to its premise and more than delivers. Just like it was the last time and right there when you want it and real quiet. People mothre really kill themselves, Jessie. I do love this one.

Like I remember this one day he was standing on the porch and I told him to get a shirt on and he went in and got one and then he said, real peaceful, but to the point, “You’re right.


Trivia About ‘night, Mother. The good thing about this play is that Jessie had a chance to express herself.

Mar 17, Irene rated it really liked it Shelves: Who I never was. Jessie plans the whole evening and makes a marsna of things she wants to do. Want to Read saving….

They were there when it happened and it don’t belong to them, it belongs to you, only they got it. He didn’t love you, Jessie, or he wouldn’t have left. These are both simple country women, with Jessie being the quieter and less demonstrative and Thelma being more talkative.

This is how I say what I thought about it all and I say Nomran.

‘night, Mother

And so on this one night, they try not to just talk, but to actually communicate. View all 3 comments.

Jan 12, Jim rated it it was amazing. It’s about a woman, Jessie, who very calmly goes about her day and tells her mother she is going to kill herself. Her mother, a matter-of-fact nnorman woman, must come to face to face with the truth despite her wish t Terse, tense, and always timely, Marsha Norman’s play reaches down into the depth of despair to reveal the stark reality of a dream lost and a life left unlived.

They know things about youand they learned it before you had a chance to say whether you wanted them to know it or not. The subsequent dialogue between Jessie and Mama slowly reveals her reasons for her decision, her life with Mama, and how thoroughly she has planned motner own death, culminating in a disturbing, yet unavoidable, climax. Jun 02, C.

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A chilling story that runs the gamut of human emotions, I would be interested in seeing a playhouse production of this tale. And Jessie Smiles, marshs laughs quietly, and Mama tries a different approach.

While cleaning the old gun, Jessie tells her mother that she will kill herself, but Thelma does not believe her at first. She speaks quickly and enjoys talking. Well, your chest squeezes in and out and you sound like you’re gagging, sucking air in and out like you can’t breathe. She got a chance to tell the world that’s a messed up place.

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It takes you round a life that was lived in both deception and ignorance. Somebody who mainly just laid there and laughed at the colors waving around over her head and chewed on a Polka-dot whale and woke up knowing some new trick nearly every day and rolled over the drooled on the sheet and felt your hand pulling my quilt back up over me.

But with the course of their dialogue she realizes that her daughter is serious in her intention.