Festen

Inspired by the texts of Thomas Vinterberg
|Directed by Robert Woodruff


The occasion for the celebration is the 60th birthday of the clan's patriarch, Helge. Everyone is coming home for the party, including Helge's sons, Christian and Michael, and his daughter, Helene. Missing from the roster of invitees is Christian's twin sister, Linda, who recently committed suicide. The reason for her action, and the repercussions from it, form the basis of the shocking and painful events that transpire during a twenty-four hour period. In the midst of dinner, Christian makes a startling accusation, and, even as the disbelieving guests are choosing sides, the play slowly unwraps the truth.

Performed opposite Katzelmacher