1hr. 50min. (1 intermission)
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
The Baroness — Isak Dinesen's Final Affair is the true story of baroness Karen Blixen, best known by her pen name, Isak Dinesen. As Dinesen, she wrote such epic tales as Out of Africa and Babette's Feast. In 1948, at the pinnacle of her fame, the 62-year-old Blixen was introduced to newly renowned 29-year-old Danish poet Thorkild Bjørnvig by his publisher's wife. In this play, the baroness takes him under her wing, and the two share a powerful, dangerous, and intimate friendship. What follows is a mixture of passion, courage, art, love, and lust among a young, ambitious poet, a grand dame of literature, and the charming young wife of their patron.