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The Akvavit Theatre Company of Chicago is returning once again to Augustana College to perform two Norwegian, one-act plays. These plays are titled GOLIATH by Maria Tryti Vennerød and THE RETURNING by Fredrik Brattberg, on Nov. 7 and 8. Both plays will be performed both nights, back-to-back.
GOLIATH is a modern retelling of the biblical story – this time as an epic family drama. Once outdone by his heroic little brother, David, Goliath must cope with the legacy of his larger than life sibling. Jealousy abounds. Has the time come to take his revenge?
In THE RETURNING, a mother and a father grieve the loss of their son, Gustav, assumed to be dead. After the funeral, they return to their lives. But one day there is a knock on the door…
Akvavit Theatre Company specializes in bringing contemporary Nordic plays to the United States, in English translation. Akvavit previously performed the play, “Hitler on the Roof: A Play for Two Clowns,” at Augustana back in April, 2018.
These performances are free and open to the public. Sponsored by Augustana College’s Scandinavian Studies Program, and the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation.