‘I Remember Mama’ auditions Feb. 9

Center Stage Theatre has announced that auditions for “I Remember Mama” will take place on Saturday, Feb. 9, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

“‘I Remember Mama’ is a heartwarming family play with many roles for adults, teens, and children,” said Center Stage Theatre artistic director Gary Scarpa, who will direct the production with his wife, Francesca.

“I Remember Mama” is about an immigrant family from Norway that settles in San Francisco in the early 1900s. Mama, with sweetness and capability, sees her children through childhood, managing to educate them and to see one of her daughters begin her career as a writer.

Mama’s sisters and uncle furnish a rich background for a great deal of comedy and a little incidental tragedy. The story is told by the eldest daughter who aspires to become a professional writer. The play touches on different events that all families have to deal with, including sibling rivalry, the reality of growing up, and the death of a beloved family members.

Candidates will be given sides from the script to read at the audition.

Center Stage Theatre is a non-profit organization, founded in 2005 by the Scarpas. The theater presents a full season of five productions, using age appropriate casting. Scarpa said Center Stage’s purpose is to enhance the cultural environment within its community; to present high quality theatrical productions at affordable prices; to encourage growth and education through the performing arts; and to provide a means for interested adults, teens and children to experience and participate in various aspects of live theater.

The production runs from March 29 through April 14.

For more information about the production and roles, visit: www.centerstageshelton.org/auditions Candidates may also email gary@centerstageshelton.org or call 203-225-6079 with specific questions. Center Stage is located at 54 Grove St. in Shelton.