I took up Marsha Norman’s ‘night, Mother in my Introduction to Theater class as a major subject and I loved the play so much. I tried getting theater friends to put up a production because I wanted to see it run and even tried to get my dad to adapt it into Hiligaynon and produce it in Bacolod under his community theater projects but it never happened.
And then PETA produced it and I was amazed at having to see it finally after so many years.
Read my review here: In ”night, Mother’ a battle between life and death in real time (Inquirer).
It’s so timely now, more than ever, with the high rates of suicides being reported every month and there’s a clamor for more awareness of mental health issues. ‘night, Mother is as relevant and as powerful as it was back in 1983 when it first was staged.
The adaptation of Ian Lomongo is so precise and managed to put it in a believable Filipino setting and in modern times. It’s a necessary piece of theater that needs to be seen.