Now Playing! A Time Out Chicago √CRITIC'S PICK!
"Jolting... bright and unsettling..."
"Rich with a dramatic tension that's firmly gripped by the cast!"
— Gwen Purdom, Time Out Chicago
"The play’s origin may be Icelandic but the specific plot points—dangerous drivers, school strikes, evasive political leaders—are as local as our nightly news..."
— Raymond Rehayem, Newcity Stage
"Director Chad Eric Bergman's stylish, sure-footed production features an able cast!"
—Justin Hayford, Chicago Reader
FEBRUARY 20 – MARCH 23, 2014
Directed by Akvavit Producing Artistic Director Chad Eric Bergman, translated by Hilmar Ramos
The Side Project
1439 W. Jarvis Ave.
Regular performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.
Industry night is Monday, March 10 at 8:00 p.m.
Press night is Friday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m.
Regular ticket prices are $20 for single tickets and $15 any performance for industry/students.
Cast: Bergen Anderson* (Jóhanna), Matthew Isler* (Halldór), Breahan Eve Pautsch* (Brynja), Sarah Nelson* (Rósa), Joshua Harris* (Daníel), Joe Giovannetti (Sverrir), Mark Litwicki* (Protester 1) and Kirstin Franklin*
The crew for MISHAP! includes Chad Eric Bergman* (director, set designer), Wm. Bullion* (assistant director), Maggie Fullilove-Nugent (lighting designer), Christina Marcantonio (costumes), Catherine Connelly (stage manager).
MISHAP! (ÓHAPP!), is a psychological thriller, as if produced by The Today Show. Through the blurred lines of morning TV programming, reality TV, and live theater, we see a couple's private life under a microscope. Humor and tragedy collide as we discover what really happened to the relationship. What was the mishap that made their lives worthy of prime time? Where do our private lives end and our public lives begin? Is there still a line?
MISHAP! was a Candidate for the Nordic Drama Award 2008 and premiered at theIcelandic National Theatre in September 2007. In 2004, Jónsson was awarded the Nordic Prize for Radio Drama for The Wheel of Sleep, a production done in collaboration with the band Múm.
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