Cape Gazette

'I Remember Mama' shows adversity and humor in family life

Play opens June 8 at Possum Hall in Georgetown
May 30, 2012
Source: Submitted Cast members (l-r) Susann Studz of Fenwick Island, George Spillane of Lewes, Marsha Shull of Millsboro, Cat Baker of Georgetown, Doug Friend of Lewes, E.J. Panico of Seaford and Paula Castiglione of Millsboro rehearse the hospital waiting room scene in Possum Point Players upcoming June comedy, "I Remember Mama."

Opening Friday, June 8, at Possum Hall in Georgetown, the Possum Point Players production of "I Remember Mama," set in San Francisco circa 1910, has its share of adversity as well as hilarity.

For example, after making a house call, Dr. Johnson (portrayed by Brian Jones of Rehoboth Beach) tells the family that youngest daughter Dagmar (portrayed by Dory McCormick of Millsboro) has a serious mastoid infection and must be operated on immediately. It also turns out that Dagmar’s cousin Arne (portrayed by Sean Davis of Rehoboth Beach) is in the hospital recovering from knee surgery. The comedy ensues when family members begin arguing in the hospital lobby and a nurse (portrayed by Marsha Shull of Ocean View) has to bring things under control.

This is just one of the sometimes hilarious, sometimes poignant scenes in "I Remember Mama," which has been described as “one of the most heartwarming depictions of American life yet to reach the stage.” There are 21 actors in this show, which is one of the largest comedy casts assembled for Possum Point Players.

"I Remember Mama" is being performed at 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, June 8, 9, 15 and 16, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 10 and 17, at Possum Hall in Georgetown. Tickets are $18 for adults, $17 for students and seniors, and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets are now on sale online at and also by phone at 302-856-4560.

"I Remember Mama" is being produced through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc.

Possum Point Players is supported, in part, by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.



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