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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Upcoming Theatre productions at the Catstrand

A wee reminder that the Baroness  is arriving at the Catstrand on the 11th of September - 

In 1948, at the age of 62, Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen), the great Danish writer of Out of Africa and Seven Gothic Tales, met the young poet and writer, Thorkild Bjørnvig, 29 years old. He was newly married and had a recent publishing debut of notable success under his belt. The two shared a powerful and intimate friendship, their pact, which lasted 6 years, before falling apart.

”The Baroness” premiered to rave reviews at the Folketeatret in Copenhagen in 2011 and was nominated as play of the year in the 2012 Danish Theatre Awards.  The play is Thor Bjorn Krebs’s provocative, free interpretation of the relationship between Blixen and Bjornvig, a relationship which is both platonic and sexually charged and which questions and challenges the role and nature of the artist. Full of tension and poetry, with three tremendous acting roles, the play is inspired by anecdotes, letters and books by and about both Blixen and Bjørnvig.

Also featuring in a selection of theatre related update from the Catstrand: Long Live the Little Knife by David Leddy and Fire Exit will be on the 18th of September.

On the 2nd of October, Rapture Theatre perform the Collection, - in association with The Beacon in Greenock, a timely revival of its production of  “The Collection” by leading Scottish playwright Mike Cullen. Rapture previously toured the play in 2006 to great critical and public acclaim

Lawson is the best collector in the business: operating in the seedy world of debt collection, he is at the top of the  “profession”. However when one of his clients commits suicide, Lawson’s life is shattered irrevocably.
As the mystery deepens around the suicide, the noose tightens, the stakes raised and Lawson and his colleagues are pushed into a deadly power game from which there can only be one winner. This mysterious play, which is both funny and shocking, will have audiences on the edge of their seats. Combining the wit and power of Harold Pinter with the gritty milieu of David Mamet: The Collection is one powerful night at the theatre.

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