'night, Mother

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'night, Mother [1] is a 1983 play for two women by American playwright, screenwriter, and novelist Marsha Norman (1947- ) [2].

The play is the winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama [3].

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Translated and adapted into Afrikaans under the title Nag, Ma by Antoinette Louw.

Performance history in South Africa

1983: Barney Simon’s production, starring Janice Honeyman and Julie Follansbee, was staged in the Laager in September.

2008:Presented by Fett Diva Productions at the Square Space Theatre, UKZN, directed by Tanya van der Walt, July 2008, starring, among others, Tamar Meskin.

2011: Nag, Ma, the Louw Afrikaans translation, was staged at the Vryfees in Bloemfontein and later at the Grahamstown Festival, directed by Lara Bye, with Sandra Prinsloo (Mother, Thelma) and Antoinette Louw (Jessie).

2012: Nag, Ma, the Louw Afrikaans translation, was staged at the Woordfees 2012, first in the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town and then in the Little Libertas Theatre in Stellenbosch, directed by Lara Bye, with Sandra Prinsloo (Mother, Thelma) and Antoinette Louw (Jessie).

Sources

Wikipedia [4].

Tucker, 1997. p,427.

NELM: [Collection: KORT, Maurice]: 2012. 379. 23. 17 (2008 production).

Volksblad, 14 July 2011.

Star, 8 July 2011.

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