Norwegian playwright Jon Fosse's play, "Someone is Going to Come," presented by Scena Theater, in cooperation with the Royal Norwegian Embassy, is coming to the ATLAS Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C January. 09 through February. 05. This is the first time one of his plays is staged in Washington, D.C.
In this emotionally powerful drama, a strange couple moves into an isolated, run-down house to be alone, far from the prying eyes of others. Yet, they both grow increasingly anxious that "someone is going to come." Don't miss the Washington-area premiere of this poetic drama about passion, paranoia and jealousy. The play features two-time Helen Hayes Award winner Nanna Ingvarsson alongside the talented David Bryan Jackson and Joseph Carlson. Scena founder and Artistic Director Robert McNamara will direct.
"What has made Fosse so famous in Europe and what is so immediately apparent in Someone is Fosse’s uniquely minimalist theatrical language", Stage Door wrote in its 2009 review of the play`s Toronto run. Someone is Going to Come was the first play that Fosse ever wrote, and premiered in 1996, making it the third of his plays that were produced.
Fosse was awarded the Nordic Council Literature Prize in 2015 for the three novels (Wakefulness, Olav`s Dreams and Weariness) gathered in The Trilogy. He was a possible candidate for the Nobel Prize in literature in 2016. Fosse's plays have been staged all over Europe, and his books have been translated into more than 40 languages.
For tickets to Someone is Going to Come, check out Scena Theatre or call 202-339-7993.