Night Mother

by Marsha Norman, starring Sharon Gless and Katherine Helmond.

Jessie feels she has nothing to live for.

And tonight, she plans to do something about it.

Thus begins the nerve-wracking duel between a woman systematically preparing for her own death and the frantic, comic and touching efforts of her mother to stop her.

The broadcast includes "Tell Tale" by Jeffrey Hatcher, one of three monologues that make up his play "Three Viewings." Bruce Davison plays Emil, a respectable middle-aged mortician consumed by a passion he dare not declare.

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by Marsha Norman, starring Sharon Gless and Katherine Helmond.

Jessie feels she has nothing to live for.

And tonight, she plans to do something about it.

Thus begins the nerve-wracking duel between a woman systematically preparing for her own death and the frantic, comic and touching efforts of her mother to stop her.

The broadcast includes "Tell Tale" by Jeffrey Hatcher, one of three monologues that make up his play "Three Viewings." Bruce Davison plays Emil, a respectable middle-aged mortician consumed by a passion he dare not declare.