A dark comedy about gangsters.
The nice kind.
C. Denby Swanson
directed by Artistic Director
October 22 - November 7, 2015
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.
Director... Lara Toner
Set Designer... Mike Toner
Costume Designer... Buffy Manners
Lighting Design... Don Day
Sound Designer... Joel Mercado-See
*Member Actors Equity Association
"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
"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