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  Hand In Hand at The Den Theatre

Hand In Hand

The Den Theatre
1329-1333 N. Milwaukee Chicago

In this madcap black comedy from Sweden, six accidental roommates struggle to find money, love and - hardest of all - their own apartment in Stockholm. Each works hard to manipulate the system in their own ways, but all of them are willing to go to extreme lengths to find a place (or person) to call home. They look for shelter in the wilderness, the bedroom, and, - in their most desperate moments - the government. As the characters lives spiral hilariously and disastrously out of control, they discover just how painstakingly high the cost of living really can be.

Presented by Akvavit Theatre

Thru - Oct 16, 2016

Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 7:30pm
Saturdays: 7:30pm
Sundays: 3:00pm

Price: $20

Show Type: Comedy

Box Office: 773-697-3830

Running Time: 2hrs, 10mins

  Hand In Hand Reviews
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Chicago Tribune - Recommended

"...Freden's story carries its narrative excesses with a dash of Nordic stoicism that occasionally feels belabored. But the cast (including the two understudies at the show I saw) have a ball with its deadpan locutions. Freden delivers pitiless dead-eye observations about how soon the veneer of civility can crack once the roof over our heads is threatened."
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Kerry Reid

Chicago Reader - Highly Recommended

"...irector Breahan Eve Pautsch cagily exploits the humor and dread inherent in the play's elusive tone, aided by her cast's sophisticated performances (as the ultimately self-absorbed burnout Alan, Jae K. Renfrow delivers the evening's funniest and most harrowing moments). Akvavit artistic director Chad Eric Bergman provides the fleet English translation as well as the crafty scenic design."
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Justin Hayford

Chicago Theatre Review - Somewhat Recommended

"...This struggle for love, money and housing in Stockholm is one of the strangest, most perplexing plays theatergoers are likely to experience this Fall. While well-acted, this comedy, which calls to mind the works of Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco or even Edward Albee’s earlier works, is so whacked out it challenges the audience to make any real sense of the story or its characters. It doesn’t help that the tiny black box venue is hot and stuffy, with uncomfortable seating; but the welcome intermission offers an opportunity for patrons to belly up to the lobby bar for a much-needed cold beverage, or two."
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Colin Douglas

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