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Modern Adaptation of Strindberg’s Creditors to Open Off-Off-Broadway

Theater for the New City will present Robert Greer’s updated version of the August Strindberg play.

Natalie Menna as Tekla in a 2018 workshop production of Creditors.
(© Jonathan Slaff)

Theater for the New City will present August Strindberg Rep’s production of Strindberg’s Creditors, titled Creditors 2023, running from April 27-May 14. The official press opening is set for April 29.

The 1888 drama, newly translated and directed by Robert Greer, will be updated to modern Long Island. The production is described as follows: “It’s 2023 and Gustav, a professor of classics and archaeology, travels in disguise to Montauk, where his faithless ex-wife, celebrity novelist Tekla, and her eminent painter husband Adolf are summering. During Tekla’s absence on a book tour, Gustav worms his way into Adolf’s confidence and undermines their already shaky marriage, with fatal consequences.”

The cast will feature Natalie Menna as Tekla, Brad Fryman as Adolf, and Mike Roche as Gustav — all three reuniting after performing Strindberg Rep’s Hedda 1981 last fall.

This new adaptation was developed in part at Theater for the New City’s 2018 Dream Up Festival.

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Creditors 2023

Closed: May 14, 2023