Our third-year Acting students are proud to present their first performance of 2023: Festen.
Helge, the patriarch of a chain of restaurants, is celebrating his sixtieth birthday and everyone is coming home from the party including Helge’s sons, Christian, Michael and his daughter Helene. Missing from the roster of invitees is Christian’s twin sister, Linda, who recently committed suicide.
The reason for her action and the repercussions from it form the basis of the shocking and painful events that transpire during a twenty-four hour period. In the midst of dinner, Christian makes a startling accusation and, even as the disbelieving guests are choosing sides, the play slowly unwraps the truth.
Content Warning: This production contains extremely strong content and adult themes and is recommended to people over the age of 16. It contains themes of abuse that some patrons may find triggering.
By Thomas Vinterberg, Mogens Rukov and Bo hr. Hansen
Adapted for the stage by David Eldridge
Presented by arrangement with Nordiska ApS, Copenhagen – www.nordiska.dk