Seham Returns to Fringe Festival

Posted on July 31st, 2010 by

Seham's FW: RE: Mom Update

Playwright Amy Seham, professor of theatre and dance at Gustavus Adolphus College, returns for the seventh time to Minnesota’s Fringe Festival in August with her newest play, FW: RE: Mom Update. Directed by Diane Mountford and featuring a cast of Gustavus alumni, St. Peter and Minneapolis-based actors, FW: RE: Mom Update is a humorous and insightful look at family dynamics, feminism, and aging in America.

Performances are scheduled at the Playwright’s Center in Minneapolis, Aug. 5-13. Ticket information and complete schedules for the 2010 Fringe Festival are available on the festival website at

FW: RE: Mom Update takes a look at the complex relationships between adult children and their aging parents. The “children,” Liz, Rob and Abby, are trying to figure out how to deal with Evelyn, their indomitable mother – fiercely independent, but increasingly erratic. Together they face the questions posed to all adult children: What do you do when everyone keeps telling you to do something about Mom? When do you take action when persuasion fails? And how do you keep the predators at bay when everyone lives in a different state?

FW: RE: Mom Update is the seventh original theatre piece Seham has presented at the Minnesota Fringe Festival. Previous Fringe offerings include 23 Across (also directed by Diane Mountford) and last summer’s Miranda’s Amazing Adventure. This summer’s cast includes four Gustavus alumni, including Randy Schmeling ’00, Nicole Chrissotimos Devereaux ’00, Nate Morse ‘04, and Michelle Kolhoff ’08, along with St. Peter actor Nadine Haglin and Minneapolis actor Jane Schrantz.

FW: RE: Mom Update opens at the Playwright Center (2301 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis) on Thursday, Aug. 5 at 8:30 p.m. It continues Aug. 7 at 5:30 p.m., Aug. 9 at 7 p.m., Aug. 11 at 10 p.m., and concludes Aug. 13 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are available at


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