Theatre Presents “Darkness: The Enemy Inside”

Thursday, November 21

The UNCW Department of Theatre’s 2019-20 season continues with Darkness: The Enemy Inside.
Written by Gianluca Iumiento, Tale Næss, Albert Ostermaier, Kristin Erikisdottir and Sigbjørn Skåden
Directed by Paul Castagno
Nov. 14-17 & 21-24 

Darkness is a new hybrid play written collectively by five European playwrights as part of the EU Collective Plays project (the EUCP involves eight new play projects and more than 50 writers worldwide). This play explores the notion of darkness that is distinctly Scandinavian and illuminates its kaleidoscopic juxtapositions. Darkness explores how the seemingly harmonious Scandinavian society, where everything seems to be solved for you, makes the individual sometimes acutely aware of his or her inner demons. The Nordic group uses the descriptor, “the enemy inside,” to describe this phenomenon. What happens if your happiness becomes solely your own responsibility? Having all your dreams fulfilled can lead to existential crises – here explored from the different vantage points of the writing team from various Scandinavian countries and expressed in folk tales, Norse legends and in reference to the language and natural wonders of the Nordic landscape.

Tickets are $15 for the general public; $12 for seniors, UNCW employees and alumni; and $6 for students (sales tax included). They are available at the Kenan Box Office, by calling 910.962.3500 or online. Tickets can also be purchased in person one hour prior to each show. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.