Author: Written by Lisa Langseth, Translated by Charlotte Barslund
Director: Kathy Curtiss
Producer: Scandinavian American Theater Company (SATC)
The Lion Theatre
8/4/18 - 8/18/18
About the show:
Beloved is a darkly humorous and sexually graphic one-woman show that leaves you asking: what are you willing to sacrifice to achieve fullness in life?
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 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 Special Information
For almost a decade, Scandinavian American Theater Company (SATC) has fulfilled their mission to build a bridge between the worlds of Scandinavian and American theater. They have brought new and exciting contemporary Nordic plays, performed in English, to New York’s Off-Broadway scene. Now, SATC presents the US Premiere of Beloved written by Swedish playwright Lisa Langseth and directed by American Kathy Curtiss.
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?
The play was originally produced at Elverket in Stockholm, starring Noomi Rapace (Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Prometheus), and later adapted into the award-winning film Pure, directed by Lisa Langseth, starring Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl, Ex Machina) in the lead role. SATC is introducing the Swedish comedic actress, Ellinor Dilorenzo, as Katarina, the protagonist in Beloved.