Easter by August Strindberg

“Some people seem to be born to suffer.”

Pictured, L to R: David Goodwin as Elis, and Bruce DuBose as Lindquist. In shadow:  Laura Jorgensen as Fru Heyst.

Pictured, L to R: David Goodwin as Elis, and Bruce DuBose as Lindquist. In shadow: Laura Jorgensen as Fru Heyst.

Directed by Katherine Owens

April 16 – May 14, 2011 at Undermain Theatre

Occurring during the Easter holiday, a family scenario mirrors the religious festival: moving from suffering to deliverance. The gentle, imaginative and profound play unfolds in three acts between Maundy Thursday and the Eve of Easter day.

Cast and Creatives

August Strindberg Playwright

August Strindberg
Playwright

Katherine Owens

Katherine Owens
Director

John Arnone

John Arnone
Scenic Designer

Bruce DuBose

Bruce DuBose
Sound Designer

Giva Taylor Costume Designer

Giva Taylor
Costume Designer

Steve Woods Lighting Designer

Steve Woods
Lighting Designer

Cast

Bruce DuBose

Bruce Dubose
Lindquist

David Goodwin Elis Heyst

David Goodwin
Elis Heyst

Laura Jorgensen Fru Heyst

Laura Jorgensen
Fru Heyst

Shannon Kearns

Shannon Kearns-Simmons
Christina

Fiona Robberson Eleanora Heyst

Fiona Robberson
Eleanora Heyst

Dan Schmoker Benjamin

Dan Schmoker
Benjamin

Photo Archive

Easter Poster

Easter
Poster

Easter Postcard Front

Easter
Postcard Front

Easter Postcard Back

Easter
Postcard Back

Pictured, L to R: David Goodwin as Elis Heyst, and Shannon Kearns-Simmons as Christina

Pictured, L to R: David Goodwin as Elis Heyst, and Shannon Kearns-Simmons as Christina

Pictured, L to R: David Goodwin as Elis Heyst, Laura Jorgensen as Fru Heyst, and Shannon Kearns-Simmons as Christina.

Pictured, L to R: David Goodwin as Elis Heyst, Laura Jorgensen as Fru Heyst, and Shannon Kearns-Simmons as Christina.

Pictured, L to R: David Goodwin as Elis Heyst, Laura Jorgensen as Fru Heyst, and Shannon Kearns-Simmons as Christina.

Pictured, L to R: David Goodwin as Elis Heyst, Laura Jorgensen as Fru Heyst, and Shannon Kearns-Simmons as Christina.

Pictured, L to R: David Goodwin as Elis, and Shannon Kearns-Simmons as Christina. In shadow: Bruce DuBose as Lindquist.

Pictured, L to R: David Goodwin as Elis, and Shannon Kearns-Simmons as Christina. In shadow: Bruce DuBose as Lindquist.

Pictured: Fiona Robberson as Eleanora.

Pictured: Fiona Robberson as Eleanora.

Pictured, L to R: Fiona Robberson as Eleanora, and Dan Schmoker as Benjamin.

Pictured, L to R: Fiona Robberson as Eleanora, and Dan Schmoker as Benjamin.

Pictured, L to R: Dan Schmoker as Benjamin, and Fiona Robberson as Eleanora.

Pictured, L to R: Dan Schmoker as Benjamin, and Fiona Robberson as Eleanora.

Pictured, L to R: Fiona Robberson as Eleanora, and Dan Schmoker as Benjamin.

Pictured, L to R: Fiona Robberson as Eleanora, and Dan Schmoker as Benjamin.

Pictured, L to R: Fiona Robberson as Eleanora, and Dan Schmoker as Benjamin.

Pictured, L to R: Fiona Robberson as Eleanora, and Dan Schmoker as Benjamin.

Pictured, L to R: Shannon Kearns-Simmons as Christina, David Goodwin as Elis, Dan Schmoker as Benjamin, and Fiona Robberson as Eleanora.

Pictured, L to R: Shannon Kearns-Simmons as Christina, David Goodwin as Elis, Dan Schmoker as Benjamin, and Fiona Robberson as Eleanora.

Pictured, L to R: Shannon Kearns-Simmons as Christina, David Goodwin as Elis, Dan Schmoker as Benjamin, and Fiona Robberson as Eleanora.

Pictured, L to R: Shannon Kearns-Simmons as Christina, David Goodwin as Elis, Dan Schmoker as Benjamin, and Fiona Robberson as Eleanora.

Pictured, L to R: Shannon Kearns-Simmons as Christina, David Goodwin as Elis, Dan Schmoker as Benjamin, and Fiona Robberson as Eleanora.

Pictured, L to R: Shannon Kearns-Simmons as Christina, David Goodwin as Elis, Dan Schmoker as Benjamin, and Fiona Robberson as Eleanora.

Pictured, L to R: David Goodwin as Elis, and Shannon Kearns-Simmons as Christina.

Pictured, L to R: David Goodwin as Elis, and Shannon Kearns-Simmons as Christina.

Pictured, L to R: David Goodwin as Elis, Shannon Kearns-Simmons as Christina, Fiona Robberson as Eleanora, and Dan Schmoker as Benjamin.

Pictured, L to R: David Goodwin as Elis, Shannon Kearns-Simmons as Christina, Fiona Robberson as Eleanora, and Dan Schmoker as Benjamin.

Pictured, L to R: David Goodwin as Elis, Laura Jorgensen as Fru Heyst, Fiona Robberson as Eleanora, and Shannon Kearms-Simmons as Christina.

Pictured, L to R: David Goodwin as Elis, Laura Jorgensen as Fru Heyst, Fiona Robberson as Eleanora, and Shannon Kearms-Simmons as Christina.

Pictured: Laura Jorgensen as Fru Heyst.

Pictured: Laura Jorgensen as Fru Heyst.

Pictured: Shannon Kearns-Simmons as Christina.

Pictured: Shannon Kearns-Simmons as Christina.

Pictured, L to R: David Goodwin as Elis, Fiona Robberson as Eleanora, and Dan Schmoker as Benjamin. In shadow: Shannon Kearns-Simmons as Christina.

Pictured, L to R: David Goodwin as Elis, Fiona Robberson as Eleanora, and Dan Schmoker as Benjamin. In shadow: Shannon Kearns-Simmons as Christina.

Pictured, L to R: Fiona Robberson as Eleanora, and Dan Schmoker as Benjamin.

Pictured, L to R: Fiona Robberson as Eleanora, and Dan Schmoker as Benjamin.

Pictured, L to R: Fiona Robberson as Eleanora, and Dan Schmoker as Benjamin.

Pictured, L to R: Fiona Robberson as Eleanora, and Dan Schmoker as Benjamin.

Pictured, L to R: Fiona Robberson as Eleanora, and Dan Schmoker as Benjamin.

Pictured, L to R: Fiona Robberson as Eleanora, and Dan Schmoker as Benjamin.

Pictured: Fiona Robberson as Eleanora.

Pictured: Fiona Robberson as Eleanora.

Pictured, L to R: Laura Jorgensen as Fru Heyst, and David Goodwin as Elis.

Pictured, L to R: Laura Jorgensen as Fru Heyst, and David Goodwin as Elis.

Pictured, L to R: David Goodwin as Elis, and Fiona Robberson as Eleanora.

Pictured, L to R: David Goodwin as Elis, and Fiona Robberson as Eleanora.

Pictured, L to R: David Goodwin as Elis, and Bruce DuBose as Lindquist. In shadow:  Laura Jorgensen as Fru Heyst.

Pictured, L to R: David Goodwin as Elis, and Bruce DuBose as Lindquist. In shadow: Laura Jorgensen as Fru Heyst.

Pictured, L to R: Bruce DuBose as Lindquist, and David Goodwin as Elis.

Pictured, L to R: Bruce DuBose as Lindquist, and David Goodwin as Elis.

Pictured: David Goodwin as Elis.

Pictured: David Goodwin as Elis.

Pictured, L to R: Bruce DuBose as Lindquist, Fiona Robberson as Eleanora, and Dan Schmoker as Benjamin.

Pictured, L to R: Bruce DuBose as Lindquist, Fiona Robberson as Eleanora, and Dan Schmoker as Benjamin.

Pictured, L to R: Bruce DuBose as Lindquist, and Fiona Robberson as Eleanora.

Pictured, L to R: Bruce DuBose as Lindquist, and Fiona Robberson as Eleanora.

Pictured, L to R: Dan Schmoker as Benjamin, Bruce DuBose as Lindquist, and Fiona Robberson as Eleanora.

Pictured, L to R: Dan Schmoker as Benjamin, Bruce DuBose as Lindquist, and Fiona Robberson as Eleanora.

Pictured, L to R: David Goodwin as Elis, and Shannon Kearns-Simmons as Christina.

Pictured, L to R: David Goodwin as Elis, and Shannon Kearns-Simmons as Christina.