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About The Norwegians - Off Broadway

Show Info

Running Time
1 hour and 28 minutes


Ever wanted to kill your ex? When a Texas girl is jilted by her boyfriend she gets advice from the girl with an extra tampon in the wine bar (of course!): Hire a couple of hit men to kill him!

Back by popular demand, The Norwegians is a strong, bitter comedy about women scorned in Minnesota and the really, really nice gangsters—Norwegian hit men—they hire to whack their ex-boyfriends. Olive is a transplant from Texas and Betty is a transplant from Kentucky, but neither of them was prepared for the Norwegian men they would fall in love with there: the practical, warm, thoughtful, destructive, evil, jilting kind. If you're a hit man in Minnesota, 83% of your clients want to take out their ex. Olive has referred Betty to Gus and Tor, a partnership in the whacking business. What Tor doesn't know is that Gus has been sleeping with the clients. What Olive doesn't know is that Gus is Betty's own ex, and she has already put out a hit on him with a Swiss firm. Can Betty call off the job in time to let Gus do his? Should she?

The Norwegians is the first outright comedy by playwright C. Denby Swanson. In it, she applies film noir and mob movie genres to life in Minnesota, whose winters she endured for a few years.

The Norwegians stars Veronica Cruz (Olive), Dan Teachout (Gus), Karla Hendrick (Betty) and Hamilton Clancy (Tor).


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