This eloquent, enthralling and ultimately shattering play explores the final hour in the life of a young woman who has decided that life is no longer worth living.
Sunday, March 3 at 4:00pm
at The Haviland Club
"…honest, uncompromising, lucid, penetrating, well-written, dramatic, and… unmanipulatively moving…"
- NY Magazine
"It is sparse and concise, introspective and penetrating, powerful and uncompromising, intense and intelligent, warm and theatrical. It is THE American tragedy."
- New England Entertainment Digest
"…a shattering evening…"
- NY Times
"A spare but lyrical dialogue, 'night, Mother probes deeply into the mother-daughter relationship while making a disturbing statement about responsibility and courage. It is as artfully designed as a sonata, rising in each dramatic movement until it arrives at its inevitable destination."
- The New York Times Magazine
"The subjects are suicide, love, and the meaning of life--as huge as they come; but they are treated with the specificity of threading a needle or choosing the right breakfast for your needs. Humor and pathos pop up as naturally as wild flowers or fences by the roadside; there is devastating psychological accuracy and nothing seems contrived; and there is that bustle of minutely perceived existential details that bespeak the master."
- John Simon, New York
"If there is such a thing as benign explosion, this play is it: it detonates with startling quietness, showering us with truth, compassion and uncompromising honesty..."
- Jack Kroll, Newsweek
by Marsha Norman
Directed by Adam Brazier
Stage Manager: Ainsley Kendrick
Jessie Cate: Melissa Kramer
Thelma "Mama" Cate: Marlane O'Brien
CONTENT ADVISORY: This year’s plays feature themes of suicide, death, mental health, and domestic/other violence. Call The Island Helpline at 1-800-218-2885 if you are in a crisis, feeling depressed or thinking about suicide. The Island Help Line provides free, bilingual, confidential, non-judgmental emotional support and crisis intervention to Islanders of all ages. Trained and caring staff answer calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. A range of Mental Health Services are available on PEI. Please visit Health PEI for more information.