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August Strindberg Repertory Theatre, Inc Presents
Kristina
Friday, March 13, 2015 through Sunday, March 29, 2015

Before Hollywood's "Queen Christina" there was August Strindberg's "Kristina." See the role that made Garbo notorious!

Length: 2 hrs 00 mins
Intermission: Yes
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

KRISTINA is the true story of the scandals leading up to the abdication of Sweden's only queen. Her naturalistic portrayal in this play made Strindberg's name as a revisionist historian and led to vicious attacks on him for the unforgivable sin of telling the truth. We see Kristina struggling against old lovers and former mentors, hiding her impending conversion to Roman Catholicism, putting on ballets to distract from her financial and sexual misconduct, fighting her feminine nature and finally succumbing to it.

Kristina wore pants, which were first adopted by women 300 years later; she struggled with a world not ready to accept a strong-willed woman in a position of authority...supreme authority in her case. Design evokes Garbo and the Roaring Twenties as a parallel to the 1600s.

A new translation by Wendy Weckwerth premieres here. Director is Whitney Aronson.

Stars Ivette Dumeng as Kristina with Sergio Castillo, Martin Boersma, Brent Shultz, Amy Fulgham,* Jacob Troy, Al Foote III , Steve Shoup,* Eric C. Bailey,* Michael Cirelli and Christine Nyland; stage manager, Hanna Delmore.

Designs by Miriam Crowe, lighting; Jessa-Raye Court, costumes; Mikhail Poloskin, projections and graphics; and Andy Evan Cohen, sound; produced by Robert Greer, artistic director of the August Strindberg Repertory Theatre.

* denotes a member of Actors' Equity.
 


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