Opening October 9th!

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The U.S. premiere of The Frozen on the Square (1982) by Lucas Svensson is a world-premiere translation by Akvavit’s Producing Artistic Director Chad Eric Bergman, and will be directed by company member Breahan Eve Pautsch (dir.: Autumn Dream). The show will open October 9 and will run through November 9 at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago.

Ingmar Bergman returns like a force of nature to his small provincial Swedish hometown to film his masterpiece “Fanny & Alexander.” Four locals, extras in the film but principals in this existential comedy, struggle to escape the long shadow their brief encounter with the cinematic master's crowning achievement casts over their lives.
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This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. 
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The Frozen on the Square (1982) is part of Chicago Artists Month 2014, the 19th annual celebration of Chicago’s vibrant art community presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.  For more information, visit

Stay tuned for for more information about the rest of our exciting 2014-2015 season:

Akvavit’s Nordic Spirit Festival will return in December 2014, highlighting staged readings of one contemporary play from each of the five Nordic countries, as well as work from the Sami culture (indigenous peoples of far northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia’s Kola Peninsula). Specific dates and locations will be announced closer to the event.

Nordic Spirit 2014

The U.S. premiere of Blue Planet, by Andri Snær Magnason (based on his own award-winning children's book The Story of the Blue Planet) will be directed by Akvavit company member Wm. Bullion (dir.: A Summer’s Day), and will open February 13,
2015 and run through March 15 at the DCASE Storefront Theater, 66 E. Randolph in Chicago.

Best friends Hulda and Brimir live on a planet much like Earth, but populated only by children. They live a simple but ideal life. When they meet an adult—the mysterious Jolly-Goodday—they are promised a life of greater joy, even more spectacular fun, and cannot resist. But, what are they willing to trade for an immediate reward? The exuberance of Peter Pan, the wonder of the myth of Icarus, mixed with an eco-conscious message, Blue Planet is a family-friendly and lively integrated theatrical experience that is sure to illuminate, entertain and inspire.
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