If Memory Serves
by Jonathan Tolins
“Whatever you do, don’t start a theatre company.”
So states performance artist Pam to her ex-boyfriend Russell Burke, who is struggling to find his direction in life. This is a funny, surprising comedy from Jonathon Tolins, author of Redwood Curtain’s popular production of Twilight of the Golds. Tolins is noted for his stories of clarity, compassion and hilarious wit, woven with threads of social issues. If Memory Serves is Redwood Curtain’s 20th production.
Here, television actress Diane Barrow has passed her years of glory as America’s favorite sitcom mom and is now scrambling to regain some toehold on her waning career. When her son Russell unwittingly plunges his mother into celebrity scandal by revealing a vague but damaging childhood memory, mother and son begin to question both truth and family loyalties. The story plays out against the exaggerated and glamorous, but tinsel-thin world of Hollywood fame.
Played July 10 through August 2, 2003
If Memory Serves Cast and Production Staff
Greta Turney and Jason Sanchez