Already closed | 1h 20m | East Village


From 2 member  reviews
Members say: Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing, Intimate, Thoughtful

About the show

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.

1h 20m | Already closed | 4th Street Theatre (East Village)

Member Reviews (2)


Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing, Intimate, Thoughtful
Avg Score

Thoughtful, Lovely, Great acting, Intelligent, Intimate

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).

Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent

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

September 22nd, 2015
"On the whole, 'Sommerfugl' is a dramatist's whimsical, often humorous, wish-fulfillment dream of what never could have been...Stephen Brackett keeps his four-person cast moving swiftly through Elliot's streamlined script. Wilcox is a formidable presence and his virile persona, even when in drag,...
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September 29th, 2015
"This is a well-constructed piece of theater; three talented actors move us through a big story without too much oversimplification and, for the most part, a lot of clarity...Don’t let the play’s imperfections stop you! All the love that went into this piece shows, my mind never drifted. I highly...
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September 25th, 2015
"Elliot's play takes certain liberties with the story, but nonetheless tells a touching story of finding one's true identity, and the sacrifices that come with starting a new life. Director Stephen Brackett uses the tiny space well, keeping the action constantly moving with few breaks in the narr...
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October 7th, 2015
"There are times when these actors speak volumes with a stare or glance, no words uttered, just a silent communication as their eyes are flooded with pools of intelligence and emotion...Constructive criticism comes with noting there might be room for more development in story and character...It w...
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