The Dance of Death

By August Strindberg
In a new version by Conor McPherson
Directed by Henry Wishcamper

April 1 - August 3, 2014
Location: 664 Vernon Ave | Get Directions ›
Running Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes with one intermission
August Strindberg’s masterpiece tells the deliciously venomous story of a crumbling marriage—laced with black comedy and biting humor. As their 25th anniversary approaches, military captain Edgar and his wife, Alice, face off in a fierce battle of wills. Their sparring proves both harrowing and hilarious, amplified by the voice of celebrated playwright Conor McPherson (Port Authority, The Seafarer, Shining City, Dublin Carol). His adaptation brings lyricism and ferocity to the story of the tyrannical captain and his manipulative wife, and the “innocent” Kurt who stumbles into their midst and quickly finds himself ensnared in the couple’s wicked game.

Sponsored By

BMO Harris Bank
Season Sponsor
NES Rentals
McPherson Series Sponsor
The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation
McPherson Series Support
Laurie and Michael Petersen
Production Sponsors
Consolidated Electronic Wire & Cable
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