Forget Me Not © .

Forget Me Not is a one act play that explores mental health and family history, all based in truth.

In 1983, Diane, a young wife living with precarious mental health, draws strength from the ghost of her recently departed grandmother, June. Diane returns with June, back to fateful mid-winter night in 1945 where June has locked herself in the homestead attic, conjuring a three-handed card game with her husband, Harry, and brother-in-law, Francis, both infantrymen fighting overseas in the waning days of World War Two. Based on truth, Forget Me Not weaves a vivid and somewhat surrealistic tale of living and dying, peppered with family stories, and excerpts from war letters, all from a small New York oil town.

CAST OF CHARACTERS

DIANE, a young wife on the edge

JUNE, Diane's grandmother       

HARRY, Diane's grandfather and June's first husband     

FRANCIS, Diane's great-uncle and Junes' second husband 

 

SETTING An attic located in a house in the small village of Limestone, NY

The script is available on The New Play Exchange:

PRODUCTION HISTORY:

2018: Buffalo State College Workshop, Donald Savage Flexible Theatre, Buffalo, NY 

Kyle LoConti, Director; Sandra Robert as June; Colin Taylor as Harry; Lucas Colon as Francis; Aria Bruce as Actor (Diane)

2018: The Kavinoky Theatre Regional Premier, Buffalo, NY

Kristen Tripp Kelley, Director; Anne Roaldi Bouche as June; Zachary Bellus as Harry; Nick Stevens as Francis; Marisa Caruso as Diane

2019: Andrews Theatre Buffalo Infringement Festival, Buffalo, NY

Kristen Tripp Kelley, Director; Brittany Bassett as Diane; Anne Roaldi Boucher as June; Zachary Bellus as Harry; Nick Stevens as Francis

2019: Greenside at Nicholson Square Fern Studio Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Scotland, UK

Kristen Tripp Kelley, Director; Brittany Bassett as Diane; Anne Roaldi Boucher as June; Zachary Bellus as Harry; Nick Stevens as Francis

REVIEWS:

★★★★

"Forget Me Not is an intriguing and moving play by writer Diane Almeter Jones...A beautiful play, well-written and excellently performed. An incredibly skillful production that did everything it set out to do."

- Sally Christmas, edfringereview, Edinburgh Festival Fringe

★★★

"The tenderness with which this company brings a series of wartime letters to life is simply beautiful. Forget Me Not is a heartwarmingly honest reflection of human connection and its legacy after death."

- Ellie Harrington, edfringereveiw, Edinburgh Festival Fringe

'Forget Me Not': WWII letters turn family history into memorable theater adventure

buffalonews.com By Melinda Miller - July 18, 2019

Theatre Review: 'Forget Me Not' at Andrew's Theatre

buffalotheatreguide.com Nathan Miller Reviews - July 28, 2019

Theatre Review: 'Forget Me Not (Or Minding June's Story, A Family Tale)' at Kavinoky Theatre

buffalotheatreguide.com Cherie Messore Reviews -  June 8, 2018