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August Strindberg Repertory Theatre, Inc Presents
Playing With Fire
Friday, June 15, 2012 through Saturday, June 30, 2012

... the newly christened August Strindberg Repertory Theatre has sprung to life with a dapper production of that Swedish master’s obscure comedy “Playing With Fire.” Eric Grode, N.Y. Times

Length: 1 hr 30 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

"Playing With Fire", in a translation by Ulrika Brand that has been newly adapted by Obie-winner Leslie Lee, Executive Director of Negro Ensemble Company, will is the inaugural production of The August Strindberg Repertory Theatre, directed by Robert Greer. One of Strindberg's rare comedies, "Playing With Fire" has been transported by Leslie Lee's adaptation from its original 1893 Swedish summer house to a 1926 summer cottage of members of the black social elite in a neighborhood of Martha's Vineyard. In the play, a writer named Axel (modeled on Strindberg himself) visits his friends, Kerstin and Knut, where they live with and off Knut's parents. His mother constantly indulges in gossip and his father, a wealthy retired businessman with a checkered past has eyes for their younger, poorer cousin, Adele, who is having an affair with Knut. Meanwhile, both she and Kerstin have their sights set on Axel. Sparks fly as the characters contest for power over each other in a dynamic 90 minutes of comic drama.
 


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This event is general admission and no seating is assigned at this time. You will choose your seats when you arrive at the venue. Please view the 'More info' link to view if the venue is ADA Complaint.