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Red and Green


by Astrid Saalbach
in a translation by Michael Evans



Set in and around Kathmandu, Nepal during the
recent civil war, five Danish diplomats are
devoted to making a difference through
various development projects. 
But for whose benefit? And at what cost?

Featuring: Wm Bullion, Mary Jo Bolduc, Matthew Isler, Breahan Eve Pautsch, Kirstin Franklin, Odie Escondo and Ramona Kywe 

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Recommended, 3 stars,
Chicago Tribune.
–Kerry Reid

Recommended,
NewCity.  “Saalbach’s non-linear storytelling sharply communicates the paralysis and confusion of cultural deprivation.”
–Lisa Buscani

Recommended,
Chicago Stage Style. “Red and Green” persuasively captures the other-ness of the Third World.”
–Lawrence Bommer

“provocative U.S. premiere…” 
Time Out Chicago 
–Oliver Sava

Opening September 15
Run:
    September 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29,30,
    October 1, 6, 7 ,8 @ 8:30PM
    September 18, 25, October 2, 9 @ 3:30PM

The West Stage
at the Raven Theatre Complex
6157 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60660
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Staged Reading of The People in the Basement
By Ólafur Egilsson and Audur Jónsdóttir

Ólafur Egilsson and Audur Jónsdóttir were named Best Playwrights for the adaptation of the latter’s novel Fólkid í kjallaranum for Reykjavík City Theater. The show was immensely successful with full houses every night in the winter of 2010-2011 and will be staged again this autumn.

January 21, 2012
at 3PM
Location:
The Den Theatre
1333 N. Milwaukee Ave, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60622
For more information on the play
http://www.jonsdottir.com/node/118
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Ólafur Egilsson has worked as an actor at the National Theatre, Reykjavik and Akureyri City theatres and with the independent company Vesturport. Among his writing credits are the films White Night Wedding, Summerland, and Surf. For the stage he has written adaptations of Heart of a dog by M. Bulgakov, Gerpla, by H.Laxness and A glorious mass suicide by A. Paasilina. Ólafur has recieved the Icelandic theatre award, the Grima, for his portrayal of Fagin in Oliver Twist and Lvotsik in V. Sigarev's Black Milk. In 2011 he and Audur Jonsdottir recieved the Grima playwright award for Ólaf's adaptation of The people in the basement.

Staged Reading of Dubbeldusch
by Björn Hlynur Haraldsson



EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE THINGS OCCUR THAT CHANGE EVERYTHING.
Tonight, the only son arrives to his parents summer house in the countryside.

With him is his new girlfriend whom the family has never met.  The father begins to suspect that some traces of his past, will be pushed back to the surface: A 25 year old secret that he has tried to forget. Back then he was faced with a difficult choice and to this day he is
uncertain that he made the right one.  What if?

Dubbeldusch is a play about love, life, coincidences, and difficult choices.

The play is Björn Hlynur Haraldsson's debut as a playwright.

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Cast:


Dad: Dave Skvarla
Mom: Isabel Liss
Man: Linsey Falls
Woman: Mandy Walsh
Son: Davey Krofta
Girl: Sara Gorsky

Directed by Wm. Bullion
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Björn Hlynur Haraldsson is an actor, writer and director.
Gratuated from the Icelandic Drama Academy in 2001. His acting credits for Vesturport Theatre include: Romeo and Juliet, Woyzeck, Brim, Faust, The Housewife, and Key around the Neck.
Among other acting credits: Blood Wedding at The Almeida Theatre in London, Death of a Salesman for the City Theatre in Reykjavik and Peer Gynt  at The National Theatre of Iceland and The Barbican in London.
His directorial credits include Titus Andronicus ,Shopping Mall Shattered, Dubbeldusch, Jesus Christ Superstar and Axlar-Björn.
As a writer: Dubbeldusch, Axlar-Björn.
Co-writer on Faust, The Housewife
Filmwork as an actor: City State, Jar City, Country Wedding, King´s Road, Eleven Men Out, Brim, December, Polite People, Cold Light, The Cliff (TV Series)
Filmwork as a director and writer: Korriró (Short Film)