October 6, 2012 4:00pm
Akvavit Theatre presents Nordic Spirit 2012, a festival of staged readings, introducing five new Nordic plays from Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark. Chicago theatre audiences will be awed and inspired by our own Icelandic author, Andri Snaer Magnason, in the translation of his work The Story of the Blue Planet.
Brimir and Hulda are best friends who live on a small island on a beautiful blue planet where there are only children and no adults. One day a rocket ship piloted by a strange-looking adult named Gleesome Goodday crashes on the beach. His business card claims he is a Dream.ComeTrueMaker and joybringer,” and he promises to make life a hundred times more fun with sun-activated flying powder and magic-coated skin so that no one ever has to bathe again. But as Brimir and Hulda soon find out, their new found fun comes with a heavy price. Will they be able to convince the other children of the truth behind Goodday’s magic before it’s too late?
To learn more about Blue Planet and other performances, visit the Nordic Spirit 2012 websiteThe Story of the Blue Planet, Directed by James D. Palmer Saturday, October 6 @4pm