Thursday, October 19, 2023

Plainfield's Catalyst Theater Company presents comedy about what it means to be a functioning adult in society


Presented by
Catalyst Theater Company

WHEN: November 3-12, 8 PM
duCret Center of Art, 1030 Central Ave., Plainfield
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Elling is a 2007 theatrical adaption of the novel and film of the same name. Simon Bent adapted Ingvar Bjornsen’s novel and the show was produced on both the West End and Broadway to critical acclaim. 

The piece is about a sensitive, mentally unstable man who must move to a psychiatric institution when his mother, who has cared for him for 40 plus years, passes away. There he meets Kjell and the pair become fast friends and roommates. 

After two years, they are released from the institution into a government apartment in Oslo to make their way back into society. At first even the simplest tasks of independent life prove challenging. Soon the roommates begin to blossom in their own unique ways while discovering new friends along the way. 

Elling is a comedic story of surviving trauma and dealing with the anxieties and complexities of what it means to be a functioning adult in society.