Strindberg Rep at Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival 2017

“Guilty” by Hrafnhildur Hagalin Gudmundsdottir is based on the trial transcript from an 1837 criminal case, “the nastiest in Icelandic history” in the words of the young judge who presided there. A twelve-year-old girl is sexually abused on a remote farm, Rifsaedasel, in the moorlands high above the barren north coast of Iceland, 66°32' N, 16°11' W. The mother’s love affair with the abuser, the hired hand on her husband’s subsistence farm, drives her to testify against her young daughter during the trial in a desperate attempt to conceal her lover´s crime. The crime of adultery, to which the mother confesses, is at the time of the trial a capital offense. What punishment will the judge mete out?

September 5th @ 8pm
September 11th @ 8pm
September 16th @ 2pm
September 17th @ 2pm & 8pm


Theater For the New City
Community Space Theater
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New York , New York 10003
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Photos provided by Katie Leffen, Jonathan Slaff, Al Foote III, Jingxi Zhang, and Adele Bossard.