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Family Drama: Two Norwegian Plays

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.

"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, open to the public, and sponsored by Augustana College’s Scandinavian Studies Program and the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation.


Wallenberg Hall

Denkmann Memorial Building

3520 7th Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201
United States

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