Two Misfits Transition From an Institution to the Real World in Elling
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Elling is a middle-aged man with autism who has lived with his mother for most of his life. Kjell is sex-obsessed and simpleminded. In the whimsical comedy Elling, these two unlikely roommates must transition from life in an institution to a shared apartment in Oslo, where a series of offbeat adventures unfolds. As the misfits learn to cope with life on the outside, Elling finds strength in writing poetry, his untapped literary ambition becoming a strange and moving pathway to leading a typical life. Produced by the acclaimed Washington Stage Guild, Elling is a stage adaptation of a series of novels by the internationally renowned Norwegian author Ingvar Ambjornsen. A movie version of this material was nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2002.
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The last date listed for Elling was Sunday May 18, 2014 / 2:30pm.
Quotes & Highlights
- “An affectionate, amusing comedy that successfully targets both your funny bone and your heart. The funny, often touching Elling has a universality that hits home and will leave you with a warm afterglow.”—DC Theatre Scene
- “Enjoy a hilarious, cock-eyed Norway at Washington Stage Guild’s Elling … we can thank the folks at Washington Stage Guild for offering us another gem of an evening.”—Broadway World – DC
- “5 Stars: Elling is an intriguing little comedy that is both heartfelt and humorous. Don’t miss Elling! It’s a perfect chance to enjoy quirky characters from all walks of life.”—DC Metro Theater Arts