The Scandinavian American Theater Company (SATC) introduces a new generation of Nordic playwrights in a series of staged readings representing Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Finland, and Denmark, including Greenland and the Faroe Islands. SATC is a collective of theater artists founded to provide Scandinavian perspectives through the new generation of Scandinavian playwrights and theater artists.

SATC presents contemporary plays and inventive takes on the classics from the Nordic region, which includes Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Denmark, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands. SATC is committed to strengthening the relationship between Scandinavia and the United States through collaborations and interdisciplinary artistic exchange that examine and challenge the cultural status quo.

The Returns/Tilbakekomstene*

Written by Fredrik Brattberg (Norway, 2011). A mother and a father grieve the loss of their only son. The funeral is gripping and breathtaking.

The whole town has turned up to say their final goodbyes. After the funeral the parents strive to find their way back to their old life. One day they get a very unexpected visitor… A new dark comedy from Norway that takes the audience on a hilarious and unpredictable ride.

About the playwright:

Playwright and composer Fredrik Brattberg (b. 1978, Porsgrunn, Norway) made his debut in 2008 at Oslo’s Student Stage with the play It Knocks, Amadeus/Det Banker, Amadeus. He has participated twice in The Norwegian Playwrights Festival in Oslo with Visit at the Hansen Family Half Past Six/Besøk Hos Familien Hansen Halv Syv (2009), a play

about prejudice in which a Norwegian family invites a Muslim to dinner, and again in 2011 with his dark comedy The Returns/Tilbakekomstene. Brattberg’s newest play Monsemann (2011) was listed among the 20 best of 350 plays at The International Playwright Competition in Berlin and was later staged at Dramatikkens Hus in Oslo.



Photo by Tuukka Ervasti Millesgården

MON – 1-30-2012 – 8:00 PM
7:30 pm pre-reception/8 pm reading