Ibsen in Chicago
by David Grimm
world premiere
directed by Braden Abraham

February 2, 2018 – March 4, 2018
Leo K. Theatre

In 1882, an unlikely ensemble of scrappy Scandinavian immigrants converge to put on a play in boomtown Chicago. As this ragtag group of new Americans rehearse a controversial new play written by their fellow countryman Henrik Ibsen, their various enmities and misunderstandings take on vaudevillian proportions. Bricklayer turned impresario Henning Folden has a chance to fulfill a dream, but first he has to keep the real world at bay and get his cast to opening night in this world premiere comedy.

  • Run time is approximately one hour and 40 minutes with no intermission.
  • Note: There will be brief partial nudity and explicit language throughout this production.

"If culture is a conversation, then the works of David Grimm are a roaring dinner party."– American Theatre Magazine

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Edgerton Foundation New Play Award

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