Photo Flash: Akvavit Theatre's RISING TEMPERATURES Plays Four Performances Only

Journey into a near-future dystopia where humans struggle to survive in an increasingly hostile environment as Akvavit Theatre and Dramafronten present RISING TEMPERATURES, four linked, site-specific world premiere Danish plays presented in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. The four short works are written by Danish playwrights Rhea Leman, Joan Rang Christensen, Kristian Halken and Jens Kløft and directed by Co-Artistic Director Breahan Pautsch*, Linsey Falls, Lindsay Tornquist and Lee Peters. RISING TEMPERATURES will play November 27 - 30, 2018. The tour begins at 5153 N. Clark St. #306 and travels to the Swedish American Museum (5211 N. Clark St.) and the Andersonville Galleria (5247 N. Clark St.). Tickets are currently available at chicagonordic.org.

RISING TEMPERATURES includes:

BLEEDING HEART

By Rhea Leman, Directed by Co-Artistic Director Breahan Pautsch*

Featuring: Mary Jo Bolduc, Kirstin Franklin*, Micah Kronlokken* and Mark Litwicki

In the shadow of the environmental apocalypse four doctors who failed to save the world, struggle to save themselves.

SOLAR STORM

By Jens Kløft, Directed by Linsey Falls

Featuring: Madelyn Loehr*, Jeffrey Paschal and Pat Tinsley

In this light-hearted-apocalyptic comedy, a young couple expecting their first child takes shelter from a dangerous solar flare and encounters a shelter warden who believes the rulebook can save their lives - but can it?

ESCAPE

By Kristian Halken, Directed by Lindsay Tornquist

Featuring: Turner Frankosky, Jude Hansen and Lucy Pearce

Three friends struggle to escape a flooding Denmark. When the only way to survive is to escape, what would you give up to get out?

IT'S GETTING WARMER

By Joan Rang Christensen, Directed by Lee Peters

Featuring: Jessika Cummins, Christopher Donaldson and Noelle Klyce

As resources become limited and political tensions escalate, Denmark has become a dangerous place for people of color. A mixed-race family struggles with the question of whether to fight or flee: is it a question of life or death - or a question of right or wrong?

The production team for RISING TEMPERATURES includes: Lily Walls (costume design), Rhea Leman (dramaturg) and Sean Pruett-Jones (stage manager).

Photo Credit: Karl Clifton-Soderstrom

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Photo Flash: Akvavit Theatre's RISING TEMPERATURES Plays Four Performances Only
Madelyn Loehr and Jeffrey Paschal

Photo Flash: Akvavit Theatre's RISING TEMPERATURES Plays Four Performances Only
Madelyn Loehr, Pat Tinsley and Jeffrey Paschal

Photo Flash: Akvavit Theatre's RISING TEMPERATURES Plays Four Performances Only
Jessika Cummins, Christopher Donaldson and Noelle Klyce

Photo Flash: Akvavit Theatre's RISING TEMPERATURES Plays Four Performances Only
Jessika Cummins and Christopher Donaldson

Photo Flash: Akvavit Theatre's RISING TEMPERATURES Plays Four Performances Only
Lucy Pearce and Jude Hansen

Photo Flash: Akvavit Theatre's RISING TEMPERATURES Plays Four Performances Only
Jude Hansen

Photo Flash: Akvavit Theatre's RISING TEMPERATURES Plays Four Performances Only
Kirstin Franklin, Micah Kronlokken and Mary Jo Buldoc

Photo Flash: Akvavit Theatre's RISING TEMPERATURES Plays Four Performances Only
Kirstin Franklin

 



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