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I Remember Mama

Full-Length Play, Comedy  /  13f, 9m

Adapted from Kathryn Forbes' Mama's Bank Account

This heartwarming study of American family life recounts the daily goings-on of the Hansons, a Norwegian family living on Steiner Street in San Francisco at the beginning of the 20th century.

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    13f, 9m
  • Duration
    Duration
    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Appropriate for all audiences
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  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
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Summary
John Van Druten's gratifyingly sentimental play shows how Mama, with the help of her husband and Uncle Chris, brings up the children in their modest San Francisco home during the early years of the 20th century. Mama, a sweet and capable manager, sees her children through childhood, manages to educate them, and helps one of her daughters begin her career as a writer. Mama's sisters and uncle furnish a rich background for a great deal of comedy and a little incidental tragedy, while the doings of the children keep everyone in pleasant turmoil.
History
I Remember Mama premiered on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre in New York City on October 19, 1944, starring Mady Christians, Richard Biship, Joan Tetzel and Oscar Homolka.
  • Time Period 1910s / WWI
  • Setting San Francisco, 1910-1911.
  • Features Period Costumes
  • Duration 120 minutes (2 hours)

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John Van Druten

John William Van Druten (June 1, 1901 – December 19, 1957) was an English playwright and theatre director. He began his career in London, and later moved to America, becoming a U.S. citizen. He was known for his plays of witty and urbane observations of contemporary life and ...
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