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Pictured: Akvavit Theatre’s 2019 playwrights and directors (top, l to r) Maria Tryti Vennerød, Kirstin Franklin and Fredrik Brattberg, (bottom, l to r) Lee Peters, Rhea Leman and Jens Kloft.
Akvavit Theatre has announced its upcoming season, which consists of a double bill of Norwegian Plays and a workshop reading.
The two one-acts — presented in partnership with the International Voices Project — include the U.S. premiere of “Goliath” by Maria Tryti Vennerød, translated by May-Brit Akerholt and directed by Co-Artistic Director Kirstin Franklin and “The Returning” by Fredrik Brattberg, translated by Henning Hegland and directed by Lee Peters.
“Goliath” retells the classic biblical story as a family drama in which David and Goliath are brothers, and Goliath lives with the myth of his favored heroic little brother.
In “The Returning,” a mother and a father are grieving the loss of their son, Gustav, whom they assume to be dead, but not all is what it seems.
“Goliath” and “The Returning” will play together September 24 – October 13, 2019, at Rivendell Theatre in Edgewater.
Akvavit will also present a workshop staged reading of “Making Waves,” written and directed by Danish playwrights Rhea Leman and Jens Kloft on Friday, September 13 at 7 pm at the Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St. in Andersonville.
For more information, visit chicagonordic.org.