InViolet presents a new play inspired by the true story of fearless transformation and love; about the gender transition of Einar Wegener into Lili Elbe. More…
Set in 1920s Europe, 'Sommerfugl' is inspired by the true story of Einar Wegener, the first person to undergo gender reassignment surgery and their wife Grete who stood by Einar's side through everything. It is a play about transformation and authenticity, but it is also about the power of love and the people in our lives who help us to become who we are truly meant to be.
See it if you want to see a thoughtful and intimate play with GREAT performances (particularly from Wayne Wilcox and Bernardo Cubria).
Don't see it if you need a show to be fast-paced. The show takes its time (and that's part of what's great about it).
See it if you want to see a very talented cast. The writing is apparently taken directly from Lili's diaries it wasn't great but the acting superb
Don't see it if you have a hard time following many different characters played by only a few cast members