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Mother of Him

Drama written by Evan Placey. When her teenage son commits a terrible crime, Brenda Kapowitz fights for him to be sentenced as a child and finds herself in the spotlight.

"If you were looking at us, you might have even thought we were friends. Old friends. If my son hadn't raped her daughter".

When her teenage son Matthew is charged with raping three women in one night on a university campus, Brenda Kapowitz fights for him to be sentenced as a child and finds herself in the spotlight. With Matthew under house arrest and the press camped outside of her home intent on depicting her as the real criminal, Brenda fights to balance work, the care of her youngest son, eight-year-old Jason, and to stay in control. When her estranged ex-husband turns up, intent on taking Jason away, Brenda is pushed to breaking point.

Set over the eight nights of the Jewish festival of Hannukah, Mother of Him by Evan Placey is about how far a mother's love can stretch and at what cost.

Evan Placey is a Canadian-British playwright who grew up in Toronto and now lives in London, England. His work has been produced in the UK, Canada, Israel, South Korea, Italy, and Croatia.

Mother of Him was Evan's debut full-length stage play. It won the King's Cross Award for New Writing, Canada's RBC National Playwriting Competition, and the Samuel French Canadian Play Contest and was shortlisted for the Meyer Whitworth Award and the Rod Hall Memorial Award. It was produced at the Courtyard Theatre in London. A Hebrew production opened at the Beit Lessin Theatre in Tel Aviv in September 2011.

The play contains strong language.

Production Assistant, Kate Brook
Sound Engineer, Jerry Peal

First broadcast in December 2013.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 24 Aug 2014 22:00


Role Contributor
Brenda Kapowitz Madeleine Potter
Jason Kapowitz Lucas Glozman
Matthew Kapowitz Ethan Brooke
Steven David Harewood
Robert John Moraitis
Jessica Samantha Dakin
Writer Evan Placey
Director Matthew Dunster
Producer Ben Rix
Editor Jerry Peal