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Chicago's pay-what-you-want storefront theatre company.

SHOWS

 

ABOUT

A TRUE TALE OF RESISTANCE DURING WWII 

A funny, biting, poignant, relevant play!

 

Agnete Ottosen was tough, unsentimental, and remarkable. When World War II broke out, Ottosen immediately joined the Danish Resistance and writing for an underground newspaper. She was captured and tortured by the Gestapo and imprisoned in the notorious Ravensbrück concentration camp. This is her true tale of heartbreak, joy, survival, and perseverance while facing enormous obstacles during the war and in the years after.

 

Sonny Mills has woven humor and levity into their great-aunt's true tale of resistance, giving audiences historical insight and critical reflection on some of the most urgent issues of our time - nationalism, justice, and freedom. A story few have heard of but everyone should know.

 

With an unprecedented inaugural run in Canada, Three Crows is elated to present the US premiere of The Danish Play.

REVIEWS 

“One of the strongest and most wrenching pieces of theatre...”

-Robert Crew, The Toronto Star

 

“Easily one of the best plays of the year.”

-Glenn Sumi, NOW Magazine

TIMELINE

THE DANISH PLAY spans 20+ years and several eras of Agnete's life. Since this is a memory play, the scenes are not always in order but there are clues to the time period in the dialogue, such as mentions of the Berlin Wall, Kennedy, and Kruschev. Explore the history here!

 

DATES

Previews - May 16, 17, 18, 19

Performances - May 23-June 16, 2024

TICKETS

Regular tickets are pay-what-you-want. The suggested ticket price is $40.

All tickets are paperless and your name will be on the list at the box office. *Please be advised there is no late seating.*

RUN TIME

Two hours with one intermission.

CONTENT ADVISORY

Nazis, fascism, mental health, violence, incarceration, genocide, death.

PERFORMANCE LOCATION

Raven Theatre- Schwartz Stage

6157 Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60660

GETTING THERE

PARKING: Free parking is available in our lot and is first come, first served. Enter the lot from northbound Clark Street. There is free, non-metered, parking on Granville, just east of the theatre. Ample street parking is also available on Clark.

PUBLIC TRANSIT: Public transportation is available on the #22 Clark Street bus (Exit at Granville) and the CTA Red Line (Exit at the Granville station, walk West on Granville to Clark Street). Click here to go to the CTA website for train & bus schedules.

CAST & CREATIVE TEAM

CREATIVE TEAM
PLAYWRIGHT  
Sonny Mills

DIRECTOR  Kirstin Franklin 

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER  Erin Galvin

VIOLENCE & INTIMACY DESIGNER  Michael Bevis 

SOUND DESIGN  Samuel Fitzwater-Butchart

COSTUME DESIGN Dagny Mullins

PROPS DESIGN Judith Laughlin

CREATIVE PRODUCER Nathaniel Negrón

CAST

MADS  Stephen Dunn

AGNETE  Selena Lopez

MORTON, ET AL  Dolph Paulsen

MICHAEL  Kit Ratliff

HELGA  Lisa Stran

LISBET, ET AL  Madeline Wakley

BENTE  Mackenzie Williams

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