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NORDIC. DARK. COMEDY.

Directed by Kathy Curtiss 

Starring Ellinor DiLorenzo*

*Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association

August 4th – 18th, 2018

OPENING AUGUST 8th

The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row

410 West 42nd Street www.theatrerow.org

Katarina is a restless, beautiful young woman who is trapped in a mundane daily routine and a passionless relationship. She meets Adam, a celebrated conductor at a prestigious opera house and climbs the social ladder in search of an enlightened, heightened and pure reality. During their sexually graphic and passionate relationship she finds purpose through the language of artists, Schopenhauer, Barthes, Levi as well as the music of Mahler, Brahms and Rachmaninoff, while she sheds the woman she was.

Beloved depicts the challenges of a modern woman in search of herself and the shifting power dynamic that exists between Katarina and a successful older man that she admires. Is this a passionate love affair or a brutal game of power, gender and class?

This darkly humorous and sexually graphic one-woman show leaves you asking: what are you willing to sacrifice to achieve fullness in life?

 

PERFORMANCES

Saturday 8/4 at 2pm (Preview)
Saturday 8/4 at 8pm (Preview)
Sunday 8/5 at 3pm (Preview)
Tuesday 8/7 at 7pm (Preview)
Wednesday 8/8 at 8pm: OPENING NIGHT

Thursday 8/9 at 8pm
Friday 8/10 at 8pm
Saturday 8/11 at 2pm
Saturday 8/11 at 8pm
Tuesday 8/14 at 7pm

Wednesday 8/15 at 8pm
Thursday 8/16 at 8pm
Friday 8/17 at 8pm
Saturday 8/18 at 2pm 
Saturday 8/18 at 8pm

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LISA LANGSETH

Playwright

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Lisa Langseth is a playwright and director from Sweden. Her other plays include Klimax and Pleasure, both produced by the Swedish Royal Dramatic Theater. She is the screenwriter and director of the feature films Pure, Hotel and Euphoria, all starring Alicia Vikander. She has worked with renowned actresses such as Noomi Rapace, Charlotte Rampling and Eva Green. Lisa Langseth was awarded the 2010 Guldbagge Award for Best Screenplay (the Swedish equivalent of the Oscar) for her work on Pure, a screen adaptation of Beloved, and a nomination for Best Director.

KATHY CURTISS

Director

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Kathy Curtiss is a director/producer, Artistic Director of Renaissance Now Theatre & Film with a Ph.D. in Directing Classics and Experimental Movement Works. Kathy works in script development for both theatre and film, with companies such as the Oracle Theatre, The Oberon Theatre Company. She has directed at the New York International Fringe Festival, The Michael Chekhov Theatre Company, The Santa Barbara and Park City Shakespeare Festivals, The Drilling Company for New Works’ urban-experimental Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, and served as the fight director for Bryant Park Shakespeare.

ELLINOR DILORENZO

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Ellinor DiLorenzo is an actor, writer and comedian originally from Sweden and is currently based in New York. A longtime member of the Scandinavian American Theater Company. She is also an active performer in New York’s comedy scene, doing sketch, improv and stand up at venues including Upright Citizen’s Brigade, The PIT, and Creek & The Cave. Recently she became a series regular of the popular sci-fi adventure podcast Androids & Aliens produced by The Glass Cannon Network. She recently starred in the Swedish Stone Age movie Hallonflickan.

THE BELOVED TEAM

Playwright: Lisa Langseth
Translator:
Charlotte Barslund
Producer & Artistic Director:
Albert Bendix
Set & Costume Designer: Lisa Renee Jordan
Lighting Designer: Evan Kerr
Sound Designer: Rychard Curtiss
Stage Manager: Rychard Curtiss*
Assistant Stage Manager: Caitlyn Dominguez
Press Agent: Ron Lasko, Spin Cycle NYC
Literary Director: Vanessa Johansson
Marketing Director: Kwasi Osei
Media Director: Ellinor DiLorenzo
Development & Literary Coordinator: Ida Biering
Development, Intern & Costume Coordinator: Jason Beckmann
Assistant Producer: Ingrid Kullberg-Bendz
Production Interns: Ali Rojek, Alyssa Garland, Margot Gage & Sissel Nielsen
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Manager in the United States​
 
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Presented in arrangement with AO International and Colombine Teaterförlag, Stockholm