‘night, Mother

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‘night, Mother opened on Broadway in March 1983
Directed by Tom Moore

Starring Anne Pitoniak and Kathy Bates

Marsha Norman was awarded the 1983 Pulitzer Prize,
Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Hull-Warriner, and Drama Desk Awards for ‘night, Mother,

which received its world premiere at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in December 1982.

photo by Jill Krementz
photo by Jill Krementz

“…Miss Norman…takes two barren lives and…serves them up in a dramatic format that seems as inexorable as classic tragedy.”
−  Frank Rich, New York Times

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The Film

The 1986 film of night, Mother starring Sissy Spacek and Anne Bancroft was directed by Tom Moore with the screenplay by Marsha Norman, based on the play.


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The Revival

The Revival of ‘night, Mother opened on Broadway at the Royale Theatre in November, 2004

Directed by Michael Mayer

Starring Edie Falco and Brenda Blethy