I Remember Mama

I Remember Mama
by John van Druten, adapted from Kathryn Forbes’ Mama’s Bank Account.
Directed by John Birchler      Produced by Matthew Dembling

TANYS Awards:

Excellence in Ensemble Performance to the Cast, Crew and Director.
Excellence in Acting to Lori Porter for her portrayal of Marta Hanson (Mama).
Meritorious in Acting to Patrick White for his portrayal of Lars Hanson (Papa).
Meritorious in Acting to Gabby Pizzolo for her portrayal of Dagmar/Elizabeth.
Meritorious in Acting to Steve Leifer for his portrayal of Uncle Chris.

Comments: The Company is commended for a sensitive, smoothly run production. Careful attention was paid to scenes that were sometimes funny, sometimes poignant. The fluid pace was achieved with this large cast of 23 characters along with the many scene changes. The Director’s vision and expertise was fully realized. A fine company to work with!

Cast List:

Katrin Hanson—Anna Starr
Marta Hanson (Mama)—Lori Porter
Lars Hanson (Papa)—Patrick White
Dagmar Hanson—Gabby Pizzolo
Christine Hanson—Sophia Casabonne
Jonathan Hyde—Kermit Wamsley
Nels Hanson—Jake Wamsley
Aunt Trina—Jenn Bullington
Aunt Sigrid—Diane Dembling
Aunt Jenny—Linda Mizeur
Uncle Chris Halvorsen—Steve Leifer
A Woman (Jessie Brown)—Barbara Mangino
Peter Thorkelson—Philip Matthei
Dr. Johnson—Alan Angelo
Arne—Jake Lehning
A Nurse—Kimberly Eliashuk
Another Nurse—Barbara Mangino
Soda Clerk—Jake Lehning
Madeline—Rozara Sanders
Dorothy Schiller—Julie Singer
Florence Dana Morehead—Amy Birchler
Bell-Boy—Jake Lehning
Scrubwoman—Amy Birchler

The staff:

Producer: Matthew Dembling
Stage Manager: Caroline Bly
Lights and sound: Carolyn Mills