The Father


Directed by Ellen Fenster

January 4 – 27, 2019

“THE FATHER is one of those plays that makes your brain hum with the potential of theatre” – The Independent

ferocious, charming, playful” – The Guardian

an unqualified triumph” – The Daily Telegraph

André is now an old man but still a man of his own mind. He’s quick with a joke, especially one with an edge, and used to dominating conversations and relationships. But things are getting strange: His trusted watch goes missing, reappears, and is lost again. His daughter’s stories don’t quite add up. His furniture is disappearing and there are strangers at his table. This internationally acclaimed and theatrically thrilling exploration examines who we are to ourselves when our signposts disappear.

“…hugely rewarding… [THE FATHER] constantly makes you question the truth and the nature of reality…an astonishingly unguarded play about the cruelties of love and the limits of patience, and the way child-parent relationships become inverted as old age creeps up and mugs us.” —The Guardian (UK).

"The Father", Gremlin Theater - January 2019

French playwright Florian Zeller’s THE FATHER (winner of the 2014 Moliere Award for France’s best play) is an extraordinary new play, adapted into English by the distinguished playwright Christopher Hampton (Dangerous Liaisons).

THE FATHER premiered on Broadway with Frank Langella in the title role (winner of the 2016 Tony Award).  Gremlin is proud to present this dynamite play in the intimate setting of our new thrust theatre.

Featuring Craig Johnson as The Father and Miriam Schwartz as his daughter, Anne.

With: Peter Christian Hansen, Emily Grodzik, Matt Wall & Olivia Wilusz.

The Father opens Friday, January 4th and runs through Sunday, January 27th at the Gremlin Theatre – 550 Vandalia Street, St. Paul, MN 55114.

Free parking is available in the huge lot on Wabash Avenue near the water tower. Enter the Annex building via the double doors next to the brewery.

The Father

Adults: $28
Seniors / Fringe button holders: $25
Under 30: Pay half your age to any performance!

Performances start at 7:30pm, with the exception of Sundays, which start at 3:00pm. Seating begins 30 minutes prior to show time.

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All seating is general admission.

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