August 22! Pippi returns to Chicago to lose her stockings again!
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Pippi’s Lost Stockings: A Skirt-Raiser, a one-night-only fundraiser event!

Friday, August 22 at Mary’s Attic
5400 N. Clark in Chicago.

This burlesque parody of the beloved Swedish children’s classic,
Pippi Longstocking is a grownups-only piece, conceived and directed by Chicago burlesque stalwart Rose Freeman and Akvavit Theatre company member Wm. Bullion.
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We are thrilled to announce our 2014-2015 season!

The U.S. premiere of The Frozen on the Square (1982) by Lucas Svensson is a world-premiere translation by Akvavit’s Producing Artistic Director Chad Eric Bergman, and will be directed by company member Breahan Eve Pautsch (dir.: Autumn Dream). The show will open October 9 and will run through November 9 at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago.


Ingmar Bergman returns like a force of nature to his small provincial Swedish hometown to film his masterpiece “Fanny & Alexander.” Four locals, extras in the film but principals in this existential comedy, struggle to escape the long shadow their brief encounter with the cinematic master's crowning achievement casts over their lives.
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Akvavit’s Nordic Spirit Festival will return in December 2014, highlighting staged readings of one contemporary play from each of the five Nordic countries, as well as work from the Sami culture (indigenous peoples of far northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia’s Kola Peninsula). Specific dates and locations will be announced closer to the event.

Nordic Spirit 2014

The U.S. premiere of Blue Planet, by Andri Snær Magnason (based on his own award-winning children's book The Story of the Blue Planet) will be directed by Akvavit company member Wm. Bullion (dir.: A Summer’s Day), and will open February 13,
2015 and run through March 15 at the DCASE Storefront Theater, 66 E. Randolph in Chicago.


Best friends Hulda and Brimir live on a planet much like Earth, but populated only by children. They live a simple but ideal life. When they meet an adult—the mysterious Jolly-Goodday—they are promised a life of greater joy, even more spectacular fun, and cannot resist. But, what are they willing to trade for an immediate reward? The exuberance of Peter Pan, the wonder of the myth of Icarus, mixed with an eco-conscious message, Blue Planet is a family-friendly and lively integrated theatrical experience that is sure to illuminate, entertain and inspire.
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