Festen

Festen
Theatre: Music Box
Status: Closed
(March 23, 2006 - May 20, 2006 )
  • Preview: March 23, 2006
  • Open: April 9, 2006
  • Close: May 20, 2006
Play - American Premiere
Running Time: 2hrs

Adapted from the 1998 Dogme film (English language title: “The Celebration”) and the play of the same name by Thomas Vinterberg, Mogens Rukov & Bo Hr. Hansen. Patriarch Helge Klingenfelt is celebrating his 60th birthday with his family at his country home. Gathered together are his loyal wife Else, his daughter Helene, and sons Christian and Michael. As the evening progresses Christian feels compelled to break the silence surrounding a dark family secret.

For The Record:

Mr Eldridge’s “Festen” had its World Premiere at the Almeida Theatre in London in 2004.  It opened at the Lyric in the West End on Sept 23, 2004.  Rufus Norris was the Dir.

Total Gross: $1,853,946
Average Weekly Gross: $205,994
Total Attendance: 35,065
Average Weekly Attendance: 52%

Staff & Creative Team

Casting Director:

Jim Carnahan at Jim Carnahan Casting

Advertising Representative:

Eliran Murphy Group

Marketing:

HHC Marketing

Press Agent:

The Publicity Office

Production Stage Manager:

Michael McGoff

Director:

Rufus Norris

Settings:

Ian MacNeil

Costumes:

Joan Wadge

Lighting:

Jean Kalman

Original Music:

Orlando Gough

Cast

Poul 03/23/2006 - 05/20/2006
Helene 03/23/2006 - 05/20/2006
Helmut 03/23/2006 - 05/20/2006
Else 03/23/2006 - 05/20/2006
Lars 03/23/2006 - 05/20/2006
Christian 03/23/2006 - 05/20/2006
Mette 03/23/2006 - 05/20/2006
Helge 03/23/2006 - 05/20/2006
Kim 03/23/2006 - 05/20/2006
Michael 03/23/2006 - 05/20/2006