Festen

RUNNING TIME
1hr. 50min. (1 intermission)
Closed

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Larry Bryggman, Michael Hayden, Ali MacGraw and Julianna Margulies star in the Almeida Theatre production of Festen, the hugely successful London play about a family with a dark secret. Rufus Norris directs this dramatization by David Eldridge from the Danish 1998 film. A beloved patriarch, surrounded by his wife, his daughter, his two sons, and a host of family and friends, is celebrating his 60th birthday at his country home. This promises to be a very special occasion, but as the evening progresses, the man's eldest son, Christian, feels compelled to break the silence surrounding a family secret. Standing to propose a toast, he offers his father -- much to the delight of the guests -- an amusing yet simple choice. And so the games begin. Revelations and accusations tumble across the dinner table, paving the way for a celebration that no one will ever forget.

NEWS AND REVIEWS

Broadway's Festen Will Close on May 20 - May 15, 2006

Play On! - Apr 10, 2006

Jeremy Sisto Joins Cast of Festen - Feb 17, 2006

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