“Ms. Kane directs More as much like a dance as a play, with entertaining results and a finale that is spectacular.”
Dmitry Zvonkov, StageandCinema.com, Nov 13, 2013
“This might be the danciest show about teenage homicide in this or any other season.”
Amanda LaPergola in TheatreIsEasy.com, Nov 17, 2013
Photo Credit Yann Bean
“Overall, Brattberg’s piece is astutely written, sharply drawn and effectively lands on an absurdly comedic plane of existence.”
Lindsay B. Davis in BroadwayBlog.com Nov 17, 2013
†Member of the Society of Directors and Choreographers
Imagine the last person you would ever expect to see. In The Returning a mother and father grieve the unexpected loss of their only son. But one day there's a knock on the front door that changes everything. What ensues is an unpredictable theatrical ride.
The Returning featured actors Ingrid Kullberg-Bendz, Andrew Langton and Kristoffer Tonning.
Staff for The Returning: stage manager Lauren Arneson, composer Anette Norgaard.
Norway Plays: Drama Beyond Ibsen
presented by Ego Actus and Scandinavian American Theater Company
included More by Maria Tryti Vennerød, directed by Joan Kane†
and The Returning by Fredrik Brattberg, directed by Henning Hegland†
at Theater for the New City in November 2013
In More, two young women are playing and one of them dies. Was it a lesbian act of passion or an accident between friends? Detectives grill the survivor, accusing her of murder. Reporters circle the story looking for sensationalism. Are news media turning events into television dramas before the infamy of the story fades away? More is a play that explores society’s insatiable search for quick answers and someone to punish, often overshadowing the truth.
The show started previews November 9th and opened November 13th
It played on Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7:00pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00pm at
Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave, NYC
More rehearsed at Simple Studios
Ticketing by BrownPaperTickets.com
More featured actors Christina Toth, Skyler Volpe, Alexandra Cohen Spiegler, Ioan Ardelean, Chevy Kaeo Martinez and Erik Schjerven.