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Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, 7:30 pm
Sat, Sept. 25, 2021, 7:30 pm
Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, 2:00 pm
Stockbridge Theatre, Derry

Friday, October 1, 2021, 7.30 pm
Sat, October 2, 2021, 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Charlestown Working Theater, MA

A performance of The Bøyg will be available for viewing online beginning Monday, September 27 at 7:30 pm until Sunday, October 10 at 11:45 pm.
You will have access to the show for 48 hours from the time you start watching.

It's 1942 and the cultural elite of Norway have been imprisoned by Nazi occupiers in the Grini Concentration Camp on the outskirts of Oslo. As they try to survive their imprisonment and keep their sanity, they decide to stage a production of Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt to raise morale just in time for Christmas. But the arrival of a new bunkmate to the barrack brings unforeseen complications, causing the men to reexamine their relationship to their country, their art, and themselves. How can you create art in the depths of despair? And how can you ever overcome the brutal embrace of the Bøyg?

Based on From Day to Day: One Man's Diary of Survival in Nazi Concentration Camps by Odd Nansen.

For the safety and comfort of all who attend our shows, all patrons must present either proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test in order to enter the theatre. Learn more.

Running Time: 2 hours.

*Content Transparency: This show contains references to self-harm and suicide.

Support for this production is provided by the NH State Council for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Parker Nelson Foundation.

The Bøyg by A.J. Ditty

Per Krohg... Rebecca Tucker
Francis Bull... Molly Kane Parker
Odd Nansen... Carey Cahoon
Robert Riefling... Rachael Chapin Longo
MIkhail Hjorthson... Sabrina Schlegel-Mejia
Old Man... Lisa Boyett
Denzer/Soldier Two... NIcholas Wilder
Commandant/Soldier Two... Peter Josephson

Director... Matt Cahoon
Music/Sound Design... Jake Hudgins
Scenic Designer... Dan Daly
Stage Manager... Ryan LoPresti
Lighting Design...Tayva Young
Costume Design... Carey Cahoon
Assistant Director... Heidi Krantz
Production Assistant ... Liam Dooley

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Review by The Sleepless Critic

Photos by Matthew Lomanno