Norway’s most celebrated sculptor is hired to create the last official bust of its most famous writer, but Henrik Ibsen proves to be an irascible, contentious sitter, as the two men wage war over both his legacy and his likeness. With his inimitable wit and insight, Doug Wright explores the nature of artistic success and the fear of being forgotten.
*The play is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays award. Additional support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater. Posterity was commissioned by Atlantic Theater Company and made possible, in part, by support from The Ibsen Awards.
*Posterity was developed with the support of Nashville Repertory Theatre through its Ingram New Works Fellowship.
*Posterity was developed in part at the 2014 Sundance Institute Theatre Lab at the Sundance Resort.
*John Noble is appearing in Posterity with the permission of Actors’ Equity Association. Atlantic Theater Company gratefully acknowledges Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance of this production.