World Premiere: Lady in Denmark set to pull heart strings

Dael Orlandersmith, “an intense poet, writer and intellectual” (Chicago Tribune), brings her newest work, Lady in Denmark, to the Goodman Theatre. Reuniting with director Chay Yew (Black n Blue Boys/Broken Men, 2012), Orlandersmith’s world premiere production is a reflection on love and adversity starring stage and screen actress Linda Gehringer in a 90-minute solo performance. Helene (Gehringer) is a Danish American woman coping with the death of her husband who finds solace in the hauntingly beautiful music of their favorite singer, Billie Holiday. This is her journey through the couple’s time together—from the smoky jazz clubs of post-war Copenhagen to the home they shared in present-day Chicago. Lady in Denmark is one of five world premieres this season, all originally developed as a part of the Goodman’s New Stages Festival.


Lady in Denmark
By Dael Orlandersmith
Directed by Chay Yew
October 19 – November 18, 2018

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