If You Forget Me

by Nora Leahy

Directed by Sarah Newhouse

featuring Diego Colón, Libby Ricardo, Tamara Todres & Jenny Zmarzly

A dark comedy about love, family, and coming home.

Following an accident, Kate's fiancé is left with selective amnesia and does not remember her. Their engagement broken off, Kate returns to the comfort of her childhood home in the suburbs to pick up the pieces of her life. This dark comedy is an exploration of growing up, the nature of memory, and the process of letting go.

World Premiere production from Lean Lab.

Performances: March 20-23, 7:30 PM & March 24, 2:00 PM, 2019. 

HHPS Main Street Theatre, 3000 Main St., Hilton Head Island.

Join us for our Lean Talk—  “Putting Pen to Paper to the Stage.”

a conversation with playwright and ensemble member Nora Leahy and Founding Artistic/Executive Director Blake White on Friday, March 22 immediately following the show. Light refreshments will be served.

Playwright talks inspiration ahead of Lean Ensemble’s ‘If You Forget Me’ on Hilton Head

Nora Leahy hadn’t set out to be a playwright. As a college student she’d toyed with the idea of becoming a singer, a sign language interpreter and even a nurse. Yet here she is now a decade or so later with five plays on her resume and a imminent world premiere of her newest work “If You Forget Me” making its debut on March 20 on Hilton Head Island.

The dark comedy, produced by Lean Ensemble Theater, centers on 30ish Kate, whose orderly life is sent into a spin when her fiancé gets into a car accident and loses all memory of her existence. Even more distressing is the fact that he remembers the rest of his life, just not her. As a result, his selective brain trauma becomes her full emotional trauma, sending Kate running back to her childhood home for refuge. But instead of comfort, she must gird herself to ward off her “can do” mother’s pep talks and her sister’s well-intentioned efforts to push her recovery along. Complicating it all, a past boyfriend arrives attempting to reignite the old flame.


A Preview of the 2018/2019 Season

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