August Strindberg wrote “The Pelican” for his Intimate Theater in 1907 and penned “Isle of the Dead” immediately after as a prologue. The latter was unpublished until 1918 and rediscovered in the early 60s, when it was found and promptly dismissed as an incomplete fragment. The two plays were finally reunited by Ingmar Bergman as a radio play in 2003. It was his last dramatic production.
Now, Theater for the New City and August Strindberg Rep bring two plays to the stage together for the first time in history. This will also be the world premiere of new English translations of both plays by Robert Greer, Artistic Director of Strindberg Rep, who helms the production.
Shows from February 7 to February 22, 2020, at Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave. in New York. For more info, visit the August Strindberg Rep website.