This ice-cold, bitter comedy about two women who hire hitmen to murder their boyfriends goes beyond your average revenge story or flat-out farce. Straight from the playbook of the Coen Brothers, The Norwegians probes us to look deeper at the stereotypes that bring us to laughter, as well as the truths underneath them. This play dares us to consider: Why do we laugh? Can we find humor in anything, or are certain topics off limits? And how important is laughter in a post-pandemic world? The Norwegians will challenge its audiences to laugh at the foibles of humanity while wrestling with the nuances of comedic integrity.
Events and Special Engagements:
Feb. 4 | Opening Night
Feb. 5 | Post-Show Reception: Detroit Mercy Community Celebration.
Feb. 6 | Detroit Theatre Discussion Project: You might be familiar with vinyasa yoga or hatha yoga…but laughter yoga? Join us as we engage with Laughter Yoga specialist Laura Lerman and explore the physical and psychological health benefits of laughter! https://laughteryoga.org/
Feb. 11 | Community Night: Celebrate the return of live theatre with Detroit Mercy Alumni. An informal post-show gathering will occur at the Detroit Beer Company where patrons will receive 20% off their entire bill.
Feb. 12 | Detroit Theatre Discussion Project: Why do we laugh? When is it appropriate to laugh? And how does humor fit into our everyday lives? Join University of Arizona Associate Professor Caleb Warren, Ph.D. as he answers these questions and discusses his groundbreaking work with the Humor Research Lab. https://www.calebwarrenresearch.com/research
Feb. 13 | Closing Performance
The Detroit Theatre Discussion Project is sponsored by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
DMTC Audience Covid-19 Safety Protocol
Before entering the theatre, patrons must provide proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 (card or photo of card) or proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time or 6-hour antigen test.You can find a list of MDHHS COVID-19 testing sites by clicking here.Misplaced your vaccination card? Try finding it through Michigan's Immunization Portal's website.
Guests must also wear a mask, worn properly over the nose and mouth, unless they are actively eating or drinking. Masks must be worn regardless of vaccination status.Children under the age of 12 who are not currently eligible for vaccination will be admitted with proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time or 6-hour antigen test.Policies will be regularly assessed and are subject to change.Patrons who do not comply with Covid-19 Safety protocols will not be permitted inside The Marlene Boll Theatre.