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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

 

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

Raven Theatre is in the Edgewater neighborhood.  Off-street parking available, Granville Red line is the nearest L stop. There is also a parking lot. Allow ample time for parking as there is no late seating. 

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

HELGE  Lisa Stran

LISBET, ET AL  Maddie Wakley

BENTE  Mackenzie Williams

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