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The Stronger

January 15 – July 4, 2021

  • By August Strindberg

  • Translated and Directed by Rob Melrose

  • Short Play – New Translation of a Classic 

  • Run Time: 16 minutes


Two rival actresses run into each other at a café on Christmas night. One seems to have everything: a husband, children, prosperity, and shopping bags laden with Christmas gifts. The other sits silently at her table not speaking a word. As events unfold, it becomes clear that things aren’t what they seem, and it is perhaps the silent one who has everything…has stolen everything. Alley Resident Acting Company members Elizabeth Bunch and Melissa Pritchett duel it out to determine which of them is The Stronger.

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Creative Team

Rob Melrose

Translator and Director

Michael Locher

Scenic Design

Erica Griese

Costume Design

Kevin Rigdon

Lighting Design

Pierre Dupree

Sound Design

Emily Bohannan

Assistant Director

Rachel Dooley-Harris

Assistant Director

The Cast