On Stage

I Remember Mama

When: Fri., Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Sept. 20, 1:30 & 7:30 p.m., Thu., Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m. 2008

The story set in San Francisco in the early 1900s is about a Norwegian family trying to survive in the New World as told in retrospect by the eldest daughter. Now a successful writer, the daughter recounts her childhood and how it affected the start of her career in journalism. The stories recall the hardships and triumphs the family survived including the near loss of their home, Papa’s desperate return to Norway when he can no longer find work, and the sale of her first story—the one she is telling. But, of course, it’s Mama she remembers most of all, always guiding their precarious journey with a firm hand and a warm heart.

Price: adults $15; student/senior $14; $20 at the door

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