'I Remember Mama'

The Northern High School Patriot Players will present John Van Druten's "I Remember Mama" in three performances, tomorrow through Sunday. The NHS theater troupe is led by award-winning director Tricia O'Neill Veneziani in this turn-of-the last century sentimental look at a Norwegian family living in the United States. The comedy is appropriate for all ages. 7:30 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Mary Harrison Cultural Arts Center at Northern High School, 2950 Chaneyville Rd., Owings. Tickets sold at the door -- adults, $6; students and seniors, $4. 410-257-1519.

Brown v. Board of Education

St. Mary's College of Maryland Center for the Study of Democracy and Division of Arts and Letters present a concert reading of Marcia Cebulska's play, "Now Let Me Fly," which is based on the lives of the people behind the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case. Hundreds of oral histories and interviews were used to tell this story of the unsung heroes and heroines behind the struggle to end education segregation in America. Eight students, under the direction of Paul Takacs, perform in the production. A post-show discussion follows the performance. "Now Let Me Fly," 2 p.m. Saturday, Room 25, Montgomery Hall, St. Mary's College of Maryland, 18952 E. Fisher Rd., St. Mary's City. Free. 240-895-4191.

'Behind the Broken Words'

Two actors of stage and screen -- Anthony Zerbe and Roscoe Lee Browne -- create a theatrical friction of character, image, emotion and ideas as they perform the works of more than 22 writers including William Butler Yeats, Seamus Heaney, Dylan Thomas, Derek Walcott, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Edmond Rostand and W.H. Auden. The two performances -- next Thursday and Nov. 19 -- will benefit the reconstruction of the Port Tobacco Players Theatre on Charles Street in La Plata. "Behind the Broken Words," 8 p.m. next Thursday and Nov. 19, Westlake High School, 3300 Middletown Rd., Waldorf. $25. For reservations, call 301-932-6819.

Members of the Northern High School Patriot Players rehearse "I Remember Mama," a sentimental look at a Norwegian family living in the United States.