If Memory Serves

by  Jonathan Tolins

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 4f

"Delicious satire!" - Hollywood Reporter
"A funny, provocative comedy. Big laughs." - L.A. Times

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If Memory Serves

by  Jonathan Tolins

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 4f
  • Duration

    Duration

    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

During her classic television series, Diane Barrow was America's sweetheart everybody's favorite spunky mom. That was twenty years ago. Now her career is in a slump and her son suddenly remembers some nasty things from his childhood. Or does he? This is a surprising comedy about memory, mothers and our maddening culture of complaint by the author of The Twilight of the Golds.
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Reviews

REVIEWS

"Delicious satire!" - Hollywood Reporter

"A funny, provocative comedy. Big laughs." - L.A. Times

"Delightful." - Variety

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1990s
  • Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: New York and Los Angeles, 1995

Casting

4m, 4f
DIANE BARROW - the star
RUSSELL BURKE - her son
ADAM BURKE - her other son
STAN BURKE - Diane's ex-husband
PAM GOLDMAN - a performance artist, a friend of Russell's
PAUL MICHAEL - Diane's personal assistant
DR. MARGARET THURM - a therapist
MRS. KENNEDY - a maid
TAYLOR MCDONALD - Diane's younger lover
LINDA SIMMONS - a columnist
HELEN MENKEN - Diane's agent
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Cast Attributes

  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)

Casting Notes

The doubling breakdown for a cast of 4M, 4F is as follows:

DIANE
RUSSELL BURKE / ADAM BURKE
STAN BURKE
PAM GOLDMAN
PAUL MICHAEL
DR. MARGARET THURM / MRS. KENNEDY
TAYLOR MCDONALD
LINDA SIMMONS / HELEN MENKEN

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Authors

Jonathan Tolins

Jonathan Tolins

If Memory Serves premiered at the Pasadena Playhouse in September 1998 under the direction of Leonard Foglia.

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