Directing Thesis: Babette's Feast
Adapted from the story by Karen Blixen. Directed by Pálína Jónsdóttir, produced by Yue Liu.
Wednesday, March 8–Friday, March 10, 2017, 8 pm
Saturday, March 11, 2017, 3 pm and 8 pm
Connelly Theater, 220 E 4th Street
In a world of division and demonization of the unknown “other”, Babette the great artist and culinary female genius of Paris, seeks political asylum in a remote and religious community in the north of Norway. Having lost everything in the Communard Revolution - the Rights of Man, her family, her freedom - she humbly serves her austere and pious masters who saved her from total perdition.
On the 100th anniversary of the town Prophet, Babette cooks an extraordinary French feast culminating in a transformative effect on the spirits of the puritanical members of the community, opening their hearts to sensual joy and their minds to the unseen beauty of the world.
Producer Yue Liu, Co-Producer Hallfridur Tryggvadottir, Production Stage Manager Rachel Zucker*, Dramaturg Ida Biering, Composer Hugi Guðmundsson, Set Designer Margaux Maeght, Costume Designers Kat Jeffrey and Lillian Prentice, Costume Supervisor Flippía Elísdóttir, Lighting Designer Cha See, Sound Designer John Salutz, Music Consultant Chatori Shimizu, Video/Projections Designer Elliot Storey, Assistant Sound Designer Garrett Hood, Asst. Stage Manager Patricia Garvey and Alison R. Simone.
FEATURING: Joan Juliet Buck, Sanam Erfani, Ariane Malia Reinhart*, Hannah Marie Fonder*, Matthew Cohn*, Joe Muzikar*, Douglas Jabara*, Oliva Comett, Albert Bendix, Cody Eugene, Macy Idzakovich, Jack Mainsbridge, Gregory Hermann, Amanda Hawkins, Carla Kissane, Daniel Quintana, Steve Shoup*
* Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
Tickets available at columbiastages.org