Directed by Allyson McMackon
The Stronger Variations is inspired by August Strindberg’s 1888 playette, The Stronger. A two-hander, his biographical play is written for one actress who speaks and one who remains silent. It traces the chance meeting between a wife and the mistress of her husband in a café one Christmas Eve. The Stronger Variations is a theatrical theme and variations on Strindberg’s original. Set against the backdrop of Christmas Eve, it examines the nature of betrayal, desire, love, loyalty and the “supposed to bes” of the holiday season through the lens of both genders.