• NORWAY PLAYS: Drama Beyond Ibsen

The Returning

23 November 2013 / , ,

This dark comedy by Fredrik Brattberg and directed by Henning Hegland is centered around loss, joy, and selfishness. It asks, what’s the best thing that could happen to parents who’ve lost a son? …in this case their son knocking on the door and coming home, alive. What a relief It’d be to have their son back, to forget the pain and return to normalcy and happiness. But, what if the cycle continues, death, return, death, return, what then? What sort of emotions would take over then? The Returning answers this very question in a hilarious performance staring Kristoffer Tonning (as Gustav), Andrew Langton (as the father), and Ingrid Kullberg-Bendz (as the mother). Now at the Theater for The New City in the East Village, don’t miss out on this performance running now through December 1st. Get your tickets here.

The Returning by Fredrik Brattberg
The Returning by Fredrik Brattberg