Twice, Thrice, Frice…

Twice, Thrice, Frice…

The World Premiere
Co-Produced with International Voices Project
Written by Fouad Teymour
Directed by Patrizia Acerra

October 1–November 10, 2019

In this 90-minute comedy, three Muslim women confront adultery and polygamy when one of their husbands marries a second wife. Friendship, fidelity, and faith are called into question as each woman reevaluates bonds once believed unbreakable, and discovers humor amongst the heartbreak.

The Historic Chicago Temple Building

77 W Washington St, Lower Level

Chicago, IL 60602

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Akvavit Theatre & International Voices Project Presents

FAMILY DRAMA: 2 Norwegian Plays

Goliath & The Returning

September 24-October 13, 2019

Examine tragedy and history through the lens of family dynamics and explore the importance of understanding the narrative of our times as both epic and personal.

Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N. Ridge Ave. in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood

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By Maria Tryti Vennerød

Translated by May Brit Akerhold

Directed by Co-Artistic Director Kirstin Franklin

GOLIATH retells the classic biblical story as an epic family drama: Goliath, the dominant older brother who, once in his childhood, was outshone by his clever, heroic little brother David. Ever since, Goliath has had to live with the myth of the events, the legend of his brother, the shame of his loss and their mother's favoring of David. Time has come for revenge. 

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By Maria Tryti Vennerød

Translated by Henning Hegland

Directed by Lee Peters

In THE RETURNING, we meet a mother and a father grieving the loss of their son, Gustav, whom they assume to be dead. The funeral is breathtaking, where they have filled the coffin with things reminding them of Gustav. After some time goes by, they return to their daily lives. The parents manage to go on with their life. But then one day there is a knock on the door, upsetting all of their newfound peace...