Thinking Time tells the story of two women who face the same predicament despite being several generations apart: Nina is infatuated by a Roma street musician; her grandmother Ruth reminisces about her love for a Nazi officer in German-occupied Norway.

Navigating distance and the curious allure of strangers, both Nina and Ruth must make decisions that will change the course of their lives.

About the playwright

Liv Heløe is a Norwegian playwright whose made her debut at the Norsk Dramatikkfestival (Norwegian Drama Festival) in 1992. Her plays focus on observations of everyday occurrences as well as political issues and how the two intermingle.

She won the prestigious Ibsen Award in 2006 for her plays Lise L and I dag og i morgen. In addition to her dramatic work, she also writes plays for children.

About SATContemporary Reading Series

The Scandinavian American Theater Company (SATC) introduces audiences to a new generation of Nordic playwrights in its SATContemporary Reading Series. SATC is a non-profit theater company founded to provide Scandinavian perspectives through the new generation of Scandinavian playwrights and theater artists.

The company 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. The SATContemporary Reading Series consists of five staged readings that take place throughout the year at Scandinavia House.



Image by Linda Haglund/ASF

MON—2-13-2017—7:30 PM
Pre-reception—7 PM