Mother of Him
Published by Samuel French Inc
4 Male 3 Female
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?
Cast: M3 + 1 Boy,F3
"Claustrophobic, intense, and intriguing, Evan Placey's tight domestic drama focuses on the mother of the accused, rather than the perpetrator" ~ The Stage
"Not a false note in the entire play" ~ Whatsonstage