Greetings all and happy summer!
There is news from Sweden, San Francisco, New York and London.
Coming up in less than a week: The Railroad Playhouse in Newburgh, New York will present a staged reading of Mr. Bengt’s Wife, in a new translation by Laurence Carr and Malin Tybahl, on Saturday, August 27, 2011. Details and reservations at http://www.rrplayhouse.org
News from Sweden: Stockholm’s Stadsteater (City Theatre) has just announced its program for the Strindberg centennial year, beginning with three productions this fall: Playing With Fire, The Dance of Death and Miss Julie. In the spring of 2012 the theatre will present A Dream Play, directed by Mattias Andersson, To Damascus, directed by Etienne Glaser, the Ockult Diary, directed and adapted by Ole Anders Tandberg, and P.O. Enquist’s Night of the Tribades, directed Thommy Berggren. An adaptation of Strindberg’s novel Hemsöborna (The People of Hemsö) conceived and directed by Alexander Mørk-Eidem will be the finale. In addition, The Stadsteater will co-present with Radioteatern (the Radio Theatre) a marathon beginning 11 am on New Year’s Day, 2012, of all of Strindberg’s 64 plays in order. To read more (in Swedish) go to Dagens Nyheter.
San Francisco: The Cutting Ball Theater has received a $150,000 grant from the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation to present Strindberg’s Chamber Plays in repertory in the fall of 2012. The festival will feature new translations by Paul Walsh. More details at http://www.starkinsider.com/2011/05/san-francisco-cutting-ball-theater-announces-grantstrindberg-cycle.html
And from London: Juliette Binoche will star in Strindberg’s Mademoiselle Julie at the Barbican 2012 as part of the Olympics arts festival in London: http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/may/24/barbican-unveils-olympics-arts-festival
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Allt gott! (All the best)