A daughter does some household chores and prepares to give her mother a manicure when she suddenly and indifferently notifies Mom that she's going to kill herself in a few hours. It might sound like an obscure B-side '90s Springsteen song, but it's actually the plot to 'Night Mother. Alliance Theatre Lab is bringing this 1983 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama to life at Barry University's Pelican Theatre this Thursday through September 25. In the play, the daughter's revelation opens up the proverbial can of worms as she spills details of her frayed life to her mother and gives a step-by-step description of how she plans to cash in her own chips. The 90-minute play is all intensity and emotional volatility as mother and daughter hash out some serious crap that speaks of responsibility and courage.
Thursdays-Sundays, 8 p.m. Starts: Sept. 8. Continues through Sept. 30, 2011
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