by Jill Krementz
Kathy Bates and Anne Pitoniak
Marsha during rehearsal of 'night, Mother,
ART (American Repertory Theatre) Boston
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
Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in December 1982.
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