New Play in Manhattan, Oct. 30, 1944

I Remember Mama (adapted by John van Druten from Kathryn Forbes's Mama's Bank Account; produced by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II) is the first producing enterprise of the great music-&-words team of Oklahoma!, the second smash hit within a year for the author of The Voice of the Turtle, and Broadway's pleasantest family album since Life with Father. Not really a play—it has no plot, no structure, no weightier crisis than an operation on a child or the chloroforming of a cat—Mama gets across as theater partly because it never struggles to....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!