Stig Dagerman (1923-1954) was a literary sensation in postwar Sweden. In 1947, he meets Viennese-Jewish intellectual Etta Federn in her hotel room in Paris. They become friends. Or do they?
Federn worships her dead son, a hero in the French Resistance.
August Strindberg is best known in the English-speaking world for his naturalist and expressionist plays (The Father, Ghost Sonata). His history plays are less familiar outside Sweden but equally fascinating. The August Strindberg Repertory Theatre stages a production of Kristina from March 13-29 in New York City.
The August Strindberg Repertory Company will stage a new production of Miss Julie at the Gene Frankel Theatre In New York, October 24 – November 8.
Strindberg’s controversial play is transported from the Swedish countryside at Midsummer to an antebellum Louisiana plantation.