A dark comedy about gangsters. 

The nice kind. 

THE NORWEGIANS

by

C. Denby Swanson

directed by Artistic Director

Lara Toner

October 22 - November 7, 2015

SYNOPSIS

The Norwegians is a delightfully dark comedy about women scorned in Minnesota and the really, really nice gangsters--Norwegian hit men--they hire to whack their ex-boyfriends. Olive, a transplant from Texas, and Betty, a transplant from Kentucky, have been dumped while undergoing a horrendous Minnesota winter. They meet at a bar, recognize each other’s thirst for vengeance, and Betty recommends a pair of Norwegian assassins, Tor and Gus. However, just as the path of love does not run smooth, hilarious twists and complications arise with all involved in this business of revenge. We're thrilled to present the Austin premiere of this new play by award-winning local playwright C. Denby Swanson.

ARTISTIC TEAM

Director... Lara Toner

Set Designer... Mike Toner

Costume Designer... Buffy Manners

Lighting Design... Don Day

Sound Designer... Joel Mercado-See

COMPANY MEMBERS

Claire Grasso

Boni Hester

Ben Wolfe*

Michael Stuart*

*Member Actors Equity Association

REVIEWS

"With a keen director's eye and engaging storytelling, this cast, crew, and design team deliver a blast of cool refreshment and all-around fun." - The Austin Chronicle

Full Review Here

 

"These potent performances are all complimented by pitch-perfect comedic timing, particularly as highlighted by Lara Toner Haddock’s direction and a minimalist design team." -  Austin American-Statesman

Full Review Here

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