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Night Mother

May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dixon, IL
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Night Mother

May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

It runs 3 weekends

May 3-5, 10-12, 17-19
The scene is the living room/kitchen of a small house on an isolated country road, which Jessie and her mother share. Jessie’s father is dead; her loveless marriage ended in divorce; her absent son is a petty thief and ne’er-do-well; her last job didn’t work out; and, in general, her life is stale and unprofitable.

As the play begins, Jessie asks for her father’s service revolver and calmly announces that she intends to kill herself. At first, her mother refuses to take her seriously, but as Jessie sets about tidying the house and making lists of things to be looked after, her sense of desperate helplessness begins to build. In the end, with the inexorability of genuine tragedy, she can only stand by, stunned and unbelieving, as Jessie quietly closes and locks her bedroom door and ends her profound unhappiness in one fatal, stunning, and deeply disturbing moment—a moment never to be forgotten by those who have witnessed and come to understand her plight.

About Dixon Stage Left

Dixon Stage Left is a cabaret-style theatre celebrating the power of live performance. It illuminates classics and new works to provide entertainment and enrichment. The plays and musicals take artistic risks as only a not-for-profit can. Offering an intimate, welcoming space allows you to enjoy an exciting evening at Dixon Stage Left.

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Date:
May 3
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Organizer

Dixon Stage Left
Phone
(815) 440-2999
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County:
Lee County

Venue

Dixon Stage Left
306 W 1st St
Dixon, IL 61021 United States
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Phone
(815) 440-2999
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