APRIL 16 - MAY 10, 2020
THE DANISH PLAY
a true tale of resistance
by Sonny Mills
The Danish Play tells the true tale of Agnete Ottosen, a Danish poet and member of the Resistance during World War II. At Christmastime in 1962, Ottosen's recent death haunts a group of her friends and fellow Resistance fighters. Told through memory, The Danish Play recounts Ottosen's life during wartime Denmark, Nazi occupation, being caught and tortured by the Gestapo, imprisonment at Ravensbruck concentration camp, and her post-trauma existence.
Ottosen is the playwright's great-aunt and the play is inspired by her poetry and journals discovered after her death.
“The understated artistry of The Danish Play sneaks up on you very slowly…by the time the evening is through, it has emerged as the deft and subtle account of a story set in Nazi-occupied Denmark that only blossoms into true tragedy years after the enemy has been defeated.”
-Kate Taylor, Globe and Mail
“One of the strongest and most wrenching pieces of theatre so far this season.”
-Robert Crew, The Toronto Star
“Easily one of the best plays of the year.”
-Glenn Sumi, NOW Magazine
Pay-what-you-can tickets can be reserved online, by phone, or email.
The Den Theatre
1331 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
TIME & DATE
APRIL 16 - May 10, 2020
Thursday - Sunday, Th-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 3:00pm
120 minutes with one intermission
There is an elevator to the second floor and a chair lift to the third floor.
The third floor space is not ADA accessible for exclusive wheelchair users.