HCA NEWS Hans Christian Andersen play on its way out into the world

Danish dramatist Stig Dalager has had great international success and will now be resurrecting two of his plays abroad in connection with the celebration of Hans Christian Andersen in 2005.

By ms - H.C. Andersen 2005 - 17 December 2003

Stig Dalager's drama on Hans Christian Andersen, "Herre og skygge" ("Lord and Shadow") is going to be performed again internationally in connection with the 200th birthday of Hans Christian Andersen. The piece premiered in 1991 at the Scena Theater in Washington, D.C., and was later staged at Det Danske Teater (the "Danish Theater") and in Moscow.

Now, the leading German theater, Kammerspiele, has commissioned a translation of the piece, and veteran New York theatrical agent, Archer King, is working on a major production of the play on 42nd Street in the famous theater district in New York. Performances are likewise planned in Warsaw, Vienna and Rome in Polish, German and Italian, respectively.

Dalager's play "Jeg tæller timerne" ("I Count the Hours") and "Drømmen" ("The Dream") are already in performance in 12 languages and "The Dream" will be staged in Geneva, Lodz and Prague, even as the play goes into its third year at the Prokovka Theater in Moscow.