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A sexy, savage, darkly comic (and very modern) take on the battle of the sexes, David Greig’s new version of August Strindberg’s psychological thriller will now make its Los Angeles Premiere in a co-production between two of the city’s most respected theaters, the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble and The New American Theatre. In this toxic triangle, Adolph anxiously awaits the return of his wife to their seaside resort while being comforted by his worldly advisor, Gustav. But comfort soon turns to destruction as old wounds are opened, insecurities are laid bare and former debts are settled in this fierce and funny tale of obsession, honor and revenge.

“Finally a translation that does absolute justice to one of the master’s masterworks, lending it an intriguing contemporary edge” – says Ron Sossi (Artistic Director, Odyssey Theatre Ensemble)

“It is rare when a play rings with the sharp authenticity and relevance as does August Strindberg’s ‘The Creditors.’ Like a dangerous peep show, Strindberg exposes the raw nerve and vulnerability of love, lust and revenge. The bravura intelligence of the play bristles with irony and the dark humor of pure truth. One is forced to recognize oneself as the characters struggle to achieve their most intimate desires,” says Jack Stehlin (Artistic Director-New American Theatre)

Creditors opens October 11th and runs 8pm on Wednesdays Oct. 30, Nov. 13, Dec. 14, Thursdays on Oct. 24, Nov. 7, 21, 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays, 2pm on Sundays (except Oct. 13 at 5 pm) through December 15, 2013. Pay what you can performances on Oct. 18, 30 and Nov. 15 only. The Odyssey Theatre is located at 2055 South Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025.  Tickets are $25- 30 ($20 for students, seniors, and Guild members except on Sat., $15 on Fridays and $10 minimum on ‘Pay What You Can’ performances) and can be purchased in advance by calling (310) 477-2055 ext 2.  For more information please visit www.odysseytheatre.com or www.NewAmericanTheatre.com $3 parking available at the theater, or free street parking.

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