A new theatrical adaptation of Babette’s Feast, based on the short story by Isak Dinesen that was later made into an Oscar-winning film, is set to debut Off-Broadway in an open-ended run at the Theatre at Saint Clement’s.
Leading the cast as Babette will be Orange is the New Black's Michelle Hurst. Karin Coonrod directs a cast that also includes Juliana Francis Kelly, Abigail Killeen, Jo Mei, Elliot Nye, Steven Skybell, Sorab Wadia, Sturgis Warner, and Jeorge Bennett Watson.
The play tells the story of a French refugee who finds asylum in a pious Norwegian village. There, she throws a lavish feast that transforms the town and its people.
Babette’s Feast will begin performances Off-Broadway March 14 ahead of a March 25 opening. The play is conceived and developed by Abigail Killeen and written by Rose Courtney.
The production will feature scenic and lighting design by Tony Award winner Christopher Akerlind (Indecent, Rocky, The Light in the Piazza, Seven Guitars), with costume design by Oana Botez, sound design by Kate Marvin, and original music by Gina Leishman.
The Off-Broadway premiere of Babette’s Feast is presented by Julia Beardsley O'Brien/Spikenard & Marigold and Mark Rodgers & Caroline Lucas/More Partnerships, in association with Jennifer Carolyn King & Timothy Fredel/Rugged Elegance Foundation, The Cook Trust, The Gardner Family, Scott & Kerry Hasenbalg/Redemptive Ventures, and Demi & Dave Kiersznowski/Common Good.