By August Strindberg
Translated and Directed by Rob Melrose
Short Play – New Translation of a Classic
Run Time: 8 minutes
One of Strindberg’s best loved short stories is now available for English-speaking audiences to enjoy. A man is moving out of his apartment and makes one last check through the empty spaces to make sure nothing has been forgotten. By the telephone, he finds a small sheet of paper full of notes and scribblings that calls forth a flood of memories of the highs and lows of his two years living there. Perhaps no short story better encapsulates Tennyson’s maxim “’Tis better to have loved and lost / than never loved at all.”
Alley Resident Acting Company Member Chris Hutchison beautifully guides us through two distinctly different and poignant experiences. Your registration includes both versions.
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