deathvariations by Jon Fosse
directed and translated by Sarah Cameron Sunde
August 4-September 9, 2006, 59E59 Theaters

Jon Fosse heightens the language of the everyday to reveal the power behind what we leave unsaid and what remains unseen. When her daughter dies, a woman digs through her past, unearthing each of the losses in her life. She comes to find that death, her frequent visitor, may not be her enemy.

The Older Woman Diane Ciesla
The Older Man Dick Hughes
The Younger Woman Deborah Knox
The Young Man David L. Townsend
The Daughter Natalia Payne
The Friend Charles Borland

dramaturgy Marie-Louise Miller & Oda Radoor
set Lauren Helpern
lights Mary Louise Geiger
costumes Courtney Logan
music Cristian Amigo
sound David Margolin Lawson
stage management Fumiko Tanaka
casting Calleri Casting, Paul Davis & Erica Jensen
graphics Michael Holtermann
producers Lisa Dozier, Jeffrey Horne and Regina Robbins
deathvariations ran in rep with Ibsen’s Rosmersholm as half of IBSENFOSSE2006>>. This unique double bill united Norway's two most lauded theatrical innovators, past and present. In the centennial year
of Henrik Ibsen's death, we celebrated both the
master and his heir apparent, Jon Fosse with two original, world-premiere translations. Seen together, a contemporary Rosmersholm and the U.S. premiere
of deathvariations asked the question: is fate inescapable, or do we create our own destinies?
The answers the plays suggested were at once complementary, contradictory, timeless and provocative.

Supported in large part by The Alcoa Foundation,
The Royal Norwegian Consulate General, and Inger G. Ginsberg.