I REMEMBER MAMA by John Van Druten

All Library locations will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17 for a staff development event. We will reopen for regular hours Thursday, December 18.

The seventh season of the  Kansas City Public Library’s Script-in-Hand performances continues with the popular female-focused Women of the Years series. Presented by the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre.
Script-in-Hand series: Women of the Year
Sunday, March 3, 2013
2:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Performed here by the Metropolitan Theatre Ensemble, Mama is based on Kathryn Forbes’ fictionalized memoir of growing up with a loving family of Norwegian immigrants in San Francisco in the early years of the 20th century. First produced on Broadway in 1944 (Marlon Brando originated the role of young Nels), the play offers no earth-shaking dramatic fireworks, yet it became an American classic for capturing the family’s small joys, sorrows, and aspirations. I Remember Mama became a hit 1948 film and spawned a popular television series that ran from 1948 to 1957.