|'Night, Mother||Arthur Dirks
By Marsha Norman
Produced: February, 1987
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.
|© 2007 Arthur L. Dirks|