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Babette's Feast

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Abigail Killeen & Rose Courtney from Isak Dinesen

Published by Dramatic Publishing

Large Mixed Cast
This adaptation re-imagines Dinesen's classic tale as a rich theatrical event: deep, funny, sensual, dangerous and beautiful

It brings us into the cloistered 19th-century world of two loving, devout Lutheran sisters

We see how they and their fractured community reluctantly, then completely, embrace Babette, a mysterious French refugee

But when Babette - to the community's shock and amazement - sacrifices all she has to throw a lavish dinner party, the dinner guests magically and inexplicably experience radical, infinite grace

Babette's sumptuous feast is more than a meal

It is a subversive act of supreme artistry that invites an abundant experience of forgiveness and transforms the entire community

And we all learn how embracing the stranger can change a community for the better

CAST
F3 + 6 Either + Extras as desired.

Runs about 90 minutes

REVIEWS

"Moving and poignant" ~ Reflections in the Light

"Short, sweet, and endearing" ~ Theater Pizzazz

"Deep, funny, dangerous, sensual, and beautiful" ~ Portland Stage

""Some kind of love affair, existing somewhere in between bodily and spiritual craving ... timeless and spiritual ... Babette's Feast shows us the banquet of life we all take for granted" ~ Time Square Chronicles

"It's timely with a twist, in that it highlights the plight of a refugee seeking asylum, who through her munificence creates a lavish feast that becomes an abundant experience of forgiveness and connection that heals a fractured community ... a bundle of exciting contradictions: stark and lush, stunning and austere, mysterious and comic" ~ TheaterMania

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