I Remember Mama


Good Company Players’ Upcoming Auditions

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in 2nd Space Theatre at 928 E. Olive ave., Fresno, CA

(For more information, call Good Company Players’ Business Office at 559-266-0211 or email us at info@gcplayers.com)

I Remember Mama

Rehearsals Begin:  March 21, 2022 – April 22, 2022                       Performs: April 29, 2022 – June 19, 2022

Director: Karan Johnson

 ***Please note: All performers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to audition and participate in shows.Kids aged 7-12 may audition if they have received one shot and if they commit to being fully vaccinated before rehearsals begin. Please bring a face covering and proof of vaccination to the audition.***

The heartwarming story of a Norwegian immigrant family, struggling to grasp the promise of the American Dream in San Francisco at the turn of the 20th century. Full of humor, love, and nostalgic charm, the tale is told with a simplicity and straightforwardness that will touch you to the core. Requires a bonded cast with a naturalistic acting style, and good comedic skills.   

Cast of Characters:

MAMA (Marta Hanson. Female 40-55) – should appear to be in her 40s. Norwegian accent. Warm, wise, loving, and strong, she can also be stern.

PAPA (Lars Hanson. Male 40-60) Kind, loving, and a man of few words. A hard worker, he trusts Mama to rule the the home front.

KATRIN (Female 20-35) The narrator of the play. One of 4 Hanson children. This actress must be able to alternate playing her older and younger self. Smart and capable but a bit dramatic; she shares her family’s story with honesty, humor, and a great deal of love.

Other children:

NELS (Male 15-18) The oldest of the Hanson brood. Sweet, likable, Responsible. the family is sacrificing much to get him to college.

CHRISTINE (Female 11-15) The third Hanson child. 13ish. Very observant and practical. Speaks her mind and is not terribly tolerant of Katrin’s emotional approach to life.

DAGMAR (Female 5-10) Dreamy, a little bratty sometimes, but normally very sweet. Loves her cat and often carries it around with her.

ARNE (Male 7-11) Sigrid’s son. Has important scene with Uncle Chris.

UNCLE CHRIS (Male 45-60) The family patriarch. Strong accent. Very blunt and more than a little frightening. Has heart of gold.

AUNT JENNY (Female 50-60) Mama’s oldest sister, she is bossy, judgmental, and opinionated.

AUNT SIGRID (Female 40-50) Whiner, complains a lot. Loves gossip. Arnie’s mother

TRINA (Female 30-45) Timid and shy, afraid of Uncle Chris. Afraid of everyone, but very sweet.

HYDE (Male 45-60) Boarder. Former Actor, English. Reads to family.

THORKELSEN (Male 30-50) Trina’s suitor, shy but good-hearted. Not very tall.

FLORENCE DANA MOOREHEAD (Female 40-55) Famous author who advises Katrin (through a nice scene with Mama.)

JOHNSON (Male 30-60) 30s up. Cranky doctor who does not like interference.

JESSIE (Female 35-50) Uncle Chris’s mistress

Katrin’s friends: MADELINE and DOROTHY (Female Teen)

NURSE 1 and NURSE 2 (Any Age)

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