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Linda Gehringer to Star in World Premiere of Dael Orlandersmith's Lady in Denmark

Chay Yew directs this new solo play at the Goodman Theatre.

Chay Yew will once again collaborate with playwright Dael Orlandersmith in the world premiere of her new solo play, Lady in Denmark.
(© Tricia Baron)

Goodman Theatre has announced that Linda Gehringer will star in the world premiere of Lady in Denmark, a new solo play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith (Until the Flood). Directed by Chay Yew, the show will run at the Goodman Theatre October 19-November 18, with opening night set for October 29.

Lady in Denmark is described as follows: "Helene (Gehringer) is a Danish American woman coping with the death of her husband who finds solace in the hauntingly beautiful music of their favorite singer, Billie Holiday. This is her journey through the couple's time together — from the smoky jazz clubs of post-war Copenhagen to the home they shared in present-day Chicago."

The creative team includes Andrew Boyce (set), Christine Pascual (costumes), Lee Fiskness (lighting), and Mikhail Fiksel (original music and sound).