By Arne Lygre (Norway)
Directed by Chad Eric Bergman* and
Breahann Eve Pautsch*

March 5 – April 6, 2016 at Signal Ensemble Theatre


Cast: Bergen Anderson*, Kirstin Franklin*, Paul S. Holmquist, Dan Wilson (Understudies: Amelia Bethel, Olexiy Kryvych, Mark Litwicki*, Ashlea Woodley)

Production Team: Chad Eric Bergman*, Christina Marcantonio, Emma Deane, Nigel Harsch, Derik Iverson, Alan Weusthoff, Catherine Connelly

*Denotes Akvavit Theatre company members at the time of production

A post-modern ghost story. After an unspeakable tragedy, a wife and mother walks away from her life for a new relationship with a much younger man. Is she moving towards a bright new life, or sinking into self-destruction? In a playful yet haunting style, Lygre delves into the bond of love, its force and its dead-ends. The play warns us of the danger we are all guilty of when we imprison others within our expectations through the very love we feel for them.


"Dark & unique...Extreme credit goes to Lygre’s poetic language, a committed cast, and the dual direction from Chad Eric Bergman and Breahan Eve Pautsch in making something so unusual flow so naturally. Akvavit’s skilled production remains focused and engaging..." RECOMMENDED -- Chicago Theater Beat


"...elegantly designed, coolly acted, and affectingly lyrical..." -- Chicago Reader