Full Length Play
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play - December. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It’s cold. Snowy. The play takes place solely in the Kapowitz house, but we hear voices and the flashes of cameras from outside.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Cutting Approved for Competition
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Alcohol, Mild Adult Themes
Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Samuel French Canadian Playwrights Contest
Winner! 2011 Samuel French Canadian Play Contest
Winner! King’s Cross Award for New Writing (UK)
Winner! Tarragon Theatre’s RBC Under 30 National Playwriting Competition (Canada)
"If you were looking at us, you might have even thought we were friends. Old friends. If my son hadn’t raped her daughter."
It could be a morning like any other as Brenda cooks breakfast for her two sons… But eight year-old Jason’s refusing to go to school and teenager Matthew is under house arrest upstairs. And Brenda’s face is splashed across the cover of every newspaper. For Matthew has committed a horrible crime, and as Brenda fights for him to be sentenced as a child, she learns it’s the laws inside the house that matter most: boys can become men, and a mother can at once become victim and monster. How far does a mother’s love go, and at what cost to herself?
“Claustrophobic, intense, and intriguing, Evan Placey’s tight domestic drama focuses on the mother of the accused, rather than the perpetrator” – The Stage
“Edgy, pertinent drama” – Islington Gazette
“Not a false note in the entire play” - Whatsonstage
Mother of Him premiered at the Courtyard Theatre, London, UK.