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Nordic absurdist 'Hand in Hand' about the pitfalls of crash pads

Akvavit Theatre's mission — staging contemporary Nordic plays — often takes them far away from the familiar dyspepsia of Ibsen and Strindberg. But their latest offering, Sofia Freden's "Hand in Hand," (translated by Akvavit company member Chad Eric Bergman), lands them more firmly in the black-comic...
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