Transport Group Will Present Almost, Maine and All-Female I Remember Mama in The Gym at Judson
By Carey Purcell
Transport Group's 2014 season will feature the first New York revival of Almost, Maine, featuring playwright John Cariani in the cast, and an all-female staging of John Van Druten's I Remember Mama.
Both productions will take place at the Gym at Judson.
Almost, Maine will be directed by Transport Group artistic director Jack Cummings III. Previews will begin Jan. 19, 2014, prior to an official opening Feb. 4. Performances will continue through Feb. 23.
"It's winter in Almost, Maine. Salty waitresses, lost tourists, tough and not-so–tough women and men crack open some beer, start their snowmobiles, pitch a tent, and gather under the northern lights to try to make sense of this strange thing called love," press notes state. "Funny, sexy, sad, and ever-searching, the people of Almost, Maine are stalked by dreams and fears alike as they ante up again and again determined to get past the 'almost' to capture the real. Love is local and the world is strange in this midwinter night's dream."
Additional casting for Almost, Maine will be announced at a later date.
I Remember Mama will also be directed by Cummings. Preview performances will begin March 16, prior to an April 1 opening. I Remember Mama will continue through April 20.
"Redefining family, time and memory, Transport Group's production of John Van Druten's beloved classic, I Remember Mama, features a cast of ten veteran actresses who play all 23 roles," press notes state. "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."
Barbara Andres will lead the cast; additional casting will be announced at a later date.
The production will continue Transport Group's 20th Century Project, a ten-year cycle of ten productions, each focusing on a different decade of the 20th century. The ten productions comprise five musicals and five plays — including three commissioned musicals, two commissioned plays, and five revivals.
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