The Custom Made Theatre Company's new adaptation of Vonnegut’s novel tells the tale of duplicitous spies, bumbling white supremacists, and an anti-hero that served "evil too well and good too secretly." More…
In true Vonnegut fashion, "Mother Night" pieces together the story of Howard W. Campbell, an American-born Nazi propagandist and double agent, and expertly fills in the jigsaw puzzle of a life that mirrors the great events of the last century, and ones we are living with today.
See it if you enjoy small scale intrigue & narrative format; you like your actors playing various roles and two dimensional characters.
Don't see it if The story itself is interesting enough, but the narrative telling is dull. Actors are good but nothing special, no one stands out.
See it if Vonnegut’s satirical look-back on white nationalism reads like a seriously depressing documentary of the current administration.
Don't see it if You find it hard to see Nazis portrayed on stage mouthing hateful rhetoric, even in satire.
See it if You enjoy Vonnegut stories retold. The typical antiwar messages ring true
Don't see it if An apparent favoring of the Nazi regime and a lighthearted look at their leaders is uncomfortable for you
See it if story about an American who was a radio propagandist for the Nazis & secretly helped the CIA thru messages; white supremacists
Don't see it if want more action because this is told in form of narrative with scenes intermittently acted out; don't want stories about white supremacists
See it if You enjoy spy/political thrillers. You are a Vonnegut fan who likes to see new adaptations of his work.
Don't see it if You are looking for a Vonnegut adaptation that carries his very unique voice and dark sense of humor from the page to the theatre.
See it if you like good writing, acting, and a very interesting story;
Don't see it if you want a light drama, a comedy, or a musical; you don't want to have to concentrate; you don't want a play that deals with Nazis
See it if You want to see adaptations of Vonnegut’s work
Don't see it if narrative format is not for you. It could’ve been a radio play as it was not exciting to see on stage.
See it if faithful adaptation of the novel which asks questions of morality and the consequences of one’s actions. A must see for Vonnegut fans
Don't see it if you don't like actors playing various roles
See it if You are a Vonnegut fan, enjoy long hours of confusing dialogue and ensemble casts
Don't see it if you want to avoid over 2 hours of tedium, confusion, and rather poor acting.
See it if a profound story line with very relevant and serious topics are interesting to you.
Don't see it if If you're a Kurt Vonnegut enthusiast who needs his overt outrageous satire in a very direct representation of his work..
See it if you like material that is clever and relevant to our times though set decades earlier. Fans of Vonnegut might like seeing his work staged.
Don't see it if you need to see your drama shown as opposed to narrated. Vonnegut's depth and imagination are evident, but never come to dramatic life.
See it if You had better be a fan of serious topics but not a Vonnegut fan.
Don't see it if This was a written satire which you could never tell from this production. Also if you hadn't read the book it is a trifle confusing.
See it if You are a fan of literary adaptations and want to see a funny and biting morality tale that has significant relevance to our times.
Don't see it if You are looking for something light and brainless.