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'Night, Mother

By Marsha Norman

Produced: February, 1987
Bridgewater State College Theater
Scenery: Arthur Dirks
Facility: Campus Center Auditorium


This was a faculty project, performed by Lee Dunne and Suzanne Ramczyk under their own direction. It was done in intimate thrust staging, and was added into the production schedule for a week of tech and three performances. My approach was that they lived one step up from a double-wide. No scenic statements here.

The kitchen had running water and the cabinets were all shop-built. I have a great staff.

The play is a tough piece for the audience, and we had community sessions afterward. The actresses were astonished at how the audience found it difficult to separate them from their characters.

Night, Mother
Night, Mother

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