About the Story
The scene is the living room/kitchen of a small house on an isolated country road, which is shared by Jessie and her mother. 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. 2 women, Interior
‘Night, Mother by Marsha Norman. From the 20th printing in 2000 by Hill and Wang with ISBN 0-374-52138-7. This paperback script measures about 8″ x 5-3/8″ and has 89 numbered pages in glued binding. This was a script first owned by actress Maren Bush (Google her). Her name is written inside (by her) and so are some notes.
See photo above. In very good condition overall with lighter handling/storage. The spine has not been opened/creased. Currently has light “musty basement” smell. From clean, smoke-free theatrical home.
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