The Voyage Theater Company presents this little-known dysfunctional family drama by seminal Swedish playwright August Strindberg. More…
'The Pelican' features an evil mother, who lets her children go hungry while she lives the high life. After her husband dies and her daughter gets married, the mother’s life of greed and excess is revealed. Unwilling to take responsibility, she sets a series of tragic events in motion. This searing drama about familial politics and economic inequality is just as provocative today as it was when it was first produced in 1907.
See it if You are looking for a rarely produced Strindberg play and are willing to enjoy the play for is strengths and overlook its many weaknesses.
Don't see it if You are indifferent or feel negatively about Strindberg. You are opposed to very dark family drama. You are unable to overlook bad acting.