FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of Transport Group's I REMEMBER MAMA
Following Transport Group's 2011 production of Queen of the Mist, the 20th Century Project continues into its second decade (1910 - 1920) with an urgent new revival of John Van Druten's beloved classic, I Remember Mama. Redefining family, time, and memory, Transport Group's production features a cast of ten veteran actresses who play all twenty-three roles. This bold reinterpretation of Van Druten's simple and honest story reveals how even the smallest and seemingly insignificant experiences of family life can silently accumulate and take our breath away. Previews begin March 16; opening is March 30.
BroadwayWorld just met the cast and you can check out a photo preview below. Check back later for full coverage!
The cast features ten veteran actresses (all in their late 60's and 70's) playing all 23 roles: Barbara Andres (On Golden Pond, Cabaret; Transport Group's Our Town), Barbara Barrie (Breaking Away - Academy Award Nomination, Company - Tony Nomination), Alice Cannon (James Joyce's The Dead, Transport Group's All the Way Home), Lynn Cohen (Sex and the City (TV), Vanya on 42nd Street (Film), Munich (Film), Rita Gardner (Original Louisa - The Fantasticks, The Wedding Singer, Pal Joey, Ben Franklin in Paris), Heather MacRae (Falsettos, A Catered Affair, Hair, Costal Disturbances), Marni Nixon (West Side Story (Film), The King and I (Film), My Fair Lady (Film), Sound of Music (Film); Nine, Follies, James Joyce's The Dead), Letty Serra (Transport Group's All the Way Home), Dale Soules (Hands on a Hardbody, The Magic Show, Grey Gardens, Hair, Orange is the New Black (TV), and Phyllis Somerville (Once in a Lifetime, Over Here!, Too Much, Too Much, Too Many, Little Children (Film)).
Photo Credit: Walter McBride