Ibsen in Chicago
by David Grimm
Originally produced at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle, WA
February 2 to March 4, 2018
About the Premiere Production:
Synopsis: In 1882, an unlikely ensemble of scrappy Scandinavian immigrants converge to put on a play in boomtown Chicago. As this ragtag group of new Americans rehearse a controversial new play written by their fellow countryman Henrik Ibsen, their various enmities and misunderstandings take on vaudevillian proportions. Bricklayer turned impresario Henning Folden has a chance to fulfill a dream, but first he has to keep the real world at bay and get his cast to opening night in this world premiere comedy.
Artistic Statement: Ibsen in Chicago is a play about charting courses into unknown territory and joining together to bridge divides and create a home in an unknown world.
Director: Braden Abraham
Set Designer: G.W. (Skip) Mercier