Night, Mother! The famous American drama, written by Marsha Norman, comes into the stage at Tirana Metropoli Theater, directed by well-known artist Ema Andrea.
All the play is based on the excellent performance of two actors: Ilire Vinca Kosovar actress, and the young talented actress Egla Ceno.
The play won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play. The story is about a daughter, Jessie, 30, and her mother, Thelma, 50. It begins with Jessie calmly telling her Mama that by morning she will be dead, as she plans to commit suicide that very evening. The dialogue between Jessie and Mama slowly reveals her reasons for her decision, her life with Mama, and how thoroughly she has planned her own death. And the drama ends with her death, and the mother screaming and crying with her dramatic voice.<
The author of the music is Bojken Lako, the scenography is the work of Enjo Shehi.
The drama is giving you a powerful emotion. It is a very tense dialogue between mother and daughter trying to find the reasons, why Xhesi wants to commit suicide, why she don’t like to live anymore, what is the real reason of that. In fact according to Xhesi, she has many reasons to commit suicide: she has been a chronic epileptic, since she was a little girl; she married someone that her mother introduced her, and has a son from this marriage. But the husband divorced her, because of her problematic and unstable character. Her son, Riki became very violent and went to live his turbulent life outside there committing crimes.
Xhesi came back to live with her mother, and this life was totally without any sense for her. Xhesi also suffers the death of her father, whom she loved more than her mother. It was such a dramatic play, but you can laugh time after time especially with the character of the mother Thelma. The interpretation of both actresses was so powerful, so emotional. Don’t miss this drama.. A powerful lecture to live or not to live, and why the life is beautiful.