Strindberg’s taut psychological masterpiece is a chilling glimpse into the labyrinth of art, marriage, and revenge. The mysterious and magnetic Gustav charms his way into the life of Ada, a troubled sculptor, giving her advice on everything from marriage to career during her seaside holiday, but are Gustav’s motives sincere? Will her marriage to the captivating Tekla withstand scrutiny? And what–or who–will get through this experience unscathed? The Kingfisher Theater’s trademark twists add layers to this renowned and riveting thriller that raised the bar for modern drama when it first debuted in Sweden in 1889.
Indulge yourself with this spooky and playful examination of the ways we barter in emotions and invest in what truth lies behind the most fundamental of human transactions. Because after all, as the old saying goes, “payback’s a bitch.”
The Devil, The Witch, and The Blacksmith
‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the small Ukrainian village of Dikanka, visions of food and caroling and beer and love danced in everyone’s heads. The Devil, of course, had other plans. Vakula, the town blacksmith, has humiliated His Evilness for the last time! As revenge, the Devil will steal the moon and unleash a blinding snowstorm, stopping at nothing to ruin Vakula’s chance to win the beautiful and conceited Oksana. To make matters worse, Vakula’s mother, the town witch and comforter of half the town’s menfolk, along with Oksana’s wealthy Cossack father, get in on the action and mischief abounds!
Gogol’s masterful tale of magic and farce in a sleepy Ukrainian village on Christmas Eve makes for a joyful holiday treat!
Votes for Women!
Discover an endearing part of the journey towards a woman’s right to vote with Elizabeth Robin’s rarely performed Votes for Women! The fight to win both women and men over the cause of women’s suffrage was fraught with dangers both political and personal. Newly-engaged Beatrice has her eyes opened to the vulnerability of women without representation when she sees the suffering of one in her own social class. While she wants things to change, she must also contend with the opinions of the man she loves. Does progress require destruction of the past? Can love truly conquer all? We’re thrilled to be presenting this still all-too-relevant play as we approach the Centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment–not only because this election is our first with a major female presidential candidate–but also since we’re in the very city where Susan B. Anthony and others first helped empower millions of women across the globe.
Join us in celebrating 100 years of struggle and progress with Elizabeth Robin’s Votes for Women!
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