Part of FringeNYC: Helena is trying to move on from her past. Anna is in grave doubt about her own future. Two complete strangers struggling with identity learn to help each other in this unconventional and highly perceptive play from Finland. More…
Categories: Drama, Comedy, Local. From Scandinavian American Theater Company. Written by Minna Nurmelin. Directed by Drew O'Kane.
FROM THE ARTIST:
Jackie Sanders* and Heli Sirviö
*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
Lighting Designer: Evan Kerr Stage Manager: Siri Nerland
Digital Media Coordinator: Alexander Harris
Production Intern: Cecilie Dupont
SATC Artistic Directors: Albert Bendix & Henning Hegland
General Manager: Drew O’Kane
Literary Director: Vanessa Johansson
Marketing Director: Kwasi Osei
New Media Manager: Ellinor Denkert
PR & Audience Manager: Christiane Seidel
Scandinavian American Theater Company (SATC) is a non-profit theater company founded to provide Scandinavian perspectives through the new generation of Scandinavian playwrights and theater artists. We present contemporary plays and inventive takes on the classics from the Nordic region, which includes Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Denmark, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands. We are committed to strengthening the relationship between Scandinavia and the United States through collaborations and interdisciplinary artistic exchange that examine and challenge the cultural status quo.
Remember Me is an unconventional comedy and a highly perceptive piece about life’s painful experiences, offset by sharp dialogue and offbeat humor. We follow two women meeting for the first time during pivotal moments in their lives: Helena is trying to move on from her past and Anna is in grave doubt about her own future. Two strangers that struggle to regain their identities while finding strength in each other. Join us for the US-premiere of one of Finland's best contemporary female playwrights.
An Equity Approved Showcase
See it if you are looking for something a bit different. Very European. Some inspired bits of staging here.
Don't see it if you don't want to be challenged. It deals with some big issues but in a fairly light way.
See it if you want a crisp two-hander, and you're compelled by the premise that you might be more yourself with strangers than people you know.
Don't see it if you need a firm resolution to things, since these two characters end the play still very much in inner turmoil.
See it if you want to see characters explore who they are as an individuals.
Don't see it if you want to see something memorable, because this play tried to do too much and nothing stuck out. I give it a C- grade.
See it if You enjoy stories that reflect the trivialities & challenges of existence. Delivered with poetry, specificity, timing and Penache.
Don't see it if You only like sci-fi or musicals or want a big show. This is intimate theatre. It's 2 characters, few props. The writing/acting is in focus
See it if A great show with superb acting! A must-see before it ends.
Don't see it if You're expecting a heavy Scandinavian drama. This show brings you something different!
See it if You're interested in a thought-provoking look at issues of identity and loss.
Don't see it if You're not one for a European, slightly ambiguous, sensibility.
See it if You are looking for a thought-provoking cultural experience. The two actors are what carry this show through its moving surprising climax.
Don't see it if You want to wonder what will happen next to these characters in its erupt resolution.
See it if You want to support a Scandanvian American theatre company and you enjoy character driven plays. And the two actors are good.
Don't see it if You want a play with characters who actually need each other. Or a play with a consistent style or direction. Was boring at times.