August Strindberg at the Alley Theatre

Melissa Pritchett and Elizabeth Bunch in The Stronger, photo by John Carrithers

The Alley Theatre has pivoted to doing filmed projects online. The new digital 2020-21 season will be available for free to all who register for tickets at alleytheatre.org. Three of the short plays are by August Strindberg, translated and Directed by Rob Melrose.

The Stronger – Jan 15th to Feb 7th, 2021

Two rival actresses run into each other at a café on Christmas night. One seems to have everything: a husband, children, prosperity, and shopping bags laden with Christmas gifts. The other sits silently at her table not speaking a word. As events unfold, it becomes clear that things aren’t what they seem, and it is perhaps the silent one who has everything…has stolen everything.

A Half Sheet of Paper – Jan 22nd to Feb 14th, 2021

A man is moving out of his apartment and makes one last check through the empty spaces to make sure nothing has been forgotten. By the telephone, he finds a small sheet of paper full of notes and scribblings that calls forth a flood of memories of the highs and lows of his two years living there.

Pariah – June 4th to July 4th, 2021, 

Two archeologists marvel over a chest of gold artifacts one of them has found. Moral questions about what to do with this gold rise to the surface as troubling questions about the men’s criminal pasts are probed to their very depths.

Read more about Alley Theatre’s Plays.