Akvavit Theatre to Present US Premiere of MISHAP!, 2/20-3/23
Akvavit Theatre (They Died Where They Lied) will present the US premiere of MISHAP!, by Icelandic playwright Bjarni Jónsson, directed by Akvavit Producing Artistic Director Chad Eric Bergman, translated by Hilmar Ramos and playing at The Side Project, 1439 W. Jarvis Ave., February 20 - March 23. Regular performances are Thursdays - Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets (not yet available) will be sold via brownpapertickets.com.
MISHAP! (Icelandic title: ÓHAPP!), by Bjarni Jónsson, tranlated by Hilmar Ramos
MISHAP! is a psychological thriller, as if produced by The Today Show. Through the blurred lines of morning TV programming, reality TV, and Live Theatre, we see a couple's private life under a microscope. Humor and tragedy collide as we discover what really happened to the relationship. What was the mishap that made their lives worthy of prime time? Where do our private lives end and our public lives begin? Is there still a line?
Director: Chad Eric Bergman*.
Cast: Bergen Anderson* (Jóhanna), Matthew Isler* (Halldór), Breahan Eve Pautsch* (Brynja), Sarah Nelson* (Rósa), Joshua Harris* (Daníel), Joe Giovannetti (Sverrir), Mark Litwicki* (Protester 1) and Kirstin Franklin* (Protester 2).
Production team: Chad Eric Bergman* (director, set designer), Wm. Bullion* (assistant director), Maggie Fullilove-Nugent (lighting designer), Christina Marcantonio (costumes), Catherine Connelly (stage manager). Additional crew will be named at a later date. *Dentoes Akvavit Theatre company member
Akvavit Theatre is a 3-year-old company with a mission to investigate and encourage discussion about what "Nordic" means and how it is perceived through translated theatre performance. The plays Akvavit produces give Nordic countries a strong voice in North America while contributing to the vibrant intercultural theatre scene already thriving in Chicago.
MISHAP! completes Akvavit's first "Nordic cycle." Having produced plays from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden in its short history, the company now presents its first Icelandic piece.