Theatre for a New Audience presents August Strindberg's startling vision of marriage and the battle of the sexes. More…
Strindberg reportedly wrote 'The Father' in response to Henrik Ibsen's 'A Doll's House.' Now, for the first time ever, these two plays will be performed in rotating repertory. Working with a new adaptation of Strindberg's classic by Scottish author David Greig, Theatre for a New Audience mounts both shows with director Arin Arbus and Drama Desk Award winning actors Maggie Lacey and John Douglas Thompson.
See it if you like intense dramas and strong male-female conflict, as the playwright had quite a grudge against women ("the enemy"). Crazy ending.
Don't see it if mixed acting abilities or anti-feminist rants annoy you. The father was amazing, the wife and her brother were sadly no match for him.
See it if You like classic theatre or plays that are emotionally charged and dramatic. This is a dark and pessimistic battle of the sexes.
Don't see it if You are looking for humor or are turned off by the idea of watching a husband and wife duke it out for two hours onstage.
See it if you're a fan of John Douglas Thompson. He definitely takes you on a journey through this man's life... sanity... final hours...
Don't see it if you find it difficult to sit through classic theater productions. The performances were uneven I thought, reminding me it was only a show.
See it if You like Strindberg, you like John Douglas Thompson, you like to feel close to the action
Don't see it if You can't handle retrograde material in regards to women, you can't handle dated material, you are looking to turn your brain off
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