Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the full cast and creative team for its production of I Remember Mama, directed by Jack Cummings III. This version of the play was originally produced in New York by the Transport Group Theatre Company. I Remember Mama is written by John Van Druten, based on Mama’s Bank Account by Kathryn Forbes. Performances will begin in Two River’s Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, on Saturday, June 4 and continue through Sunday, June 26. The opening night performance is Friday, June 10 at 8pm. Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org. The lead production sponsor is Springpoint Senior Living Foundation at The Atrium at Navesink Harbor.
A group of 10 veteran actresses—all in their 60s, 70s, and 80s—perform all 25 roles in this beloved classic about a working-class Norwegian family in turn-of-the-century San Francisco. The Transport Group’s production of I Remember Mama was celebrated as one of the best theater productions of 2014 in The New York Times and The New Yorker.
The ensemble includes Barbara Andres (Drama Desk nomination for the Transport Group’s I Remember Mama, Cabaret), Alice Cannon (James Joyce’s The Dead), Lynn Cohen (The Hunger Games, Sex and the City), Rita Gardner (The Fantasticks), Marjorie Johnson (Dot), Mia Katigbak (Awake and Sing!), Susan Lehman (70, Girls, 70), Heather Mac Rae (Falsettos), Louise Sorel (Days of Our Lives), and Dale Soules (Orange Is the New Black).
“When I saw the Transport Group production of I Remember Mama, I was overwhelmed by the collective talent of those actresses assembled by Jack Cummings III, led by the extraordinary Barbara Andres as ‘Mama.’ And, we are delighted now to welcome Marjorie Johnson and Mia Katigbak to the cast in Red Bank,” says Artistic Director John Dias. “These 10 masterful women breathe a fresh, new life into this marvelous old classic and make it feel young again.”
Jack Cummings III (Director) is Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Transport Group Theatre Company, where his many credits include the world premiere of Michael John LaChiusa’s Queen of the Mist and revivals of Hello Again; First Lady Suite; Once Upon a Mattress; Almost, Maine; The Dark at the Top of the Stairs; The Boys in the Band; All the Way Home; and Our Town.
The creative team includes scenic designer Dane Laffrey, costume designer Kathryn Rohe, and lighting designer R. Lee Kennedy. The casting is by Adam Caldwell and the production stage manager is Ben Andersen.
Ticket prices range from $37 to $65, with discounts available for groups, seniors, and U.S. military personnel, their families, and veterans. A limited number of $20 tickets are available for every performance; $20 tickets may be partial view. Tickets for patrons under 30 are $20 and include the best available seats at every performance. Tickets are available from tworivertheater.org or 732.345.1400.
Saturday, June 4 at 8pm
Sunday, June 5 at 3pm
Wednesday, June 8 at 1 pm and 7pm
Thursday, June 9 at 8pm
Friday, June 10 at 8pm (Opening Night)
Saturday, June 11 at 3pm and 8pm
Sunday, June 12 at 3pm
Wednesday, June 15 at 1pm and 7pm
Thursday, June 16 at 1pm and 8pm
Friday, June 17 at 8pm
Saturday, June 18 at 3pm and 8pm
Sunday, June 19 at 3pm
Wednesday, June 22 at 1pm and 7pm
Thursday, June 23 at 1pm and 8pm
Friday, June 24 at 8pm
Saturday, June 25 at 3pm and 8pm
Sunday, June 26 at 3pm