A portrait of Baroness Karen Blixen

"The Baronesse - Karen Blixen", by Jeanne Bøe; A monologue about Karen Blixen's life, her life as an author and her time in Africa.

On Tuesday, October 13 you can get a glimpse of Karen Blixen’s life as an author and of her personally struggles and joy in life at the Norwegian Seamen’s Church in New York City.

The story is being told through pictures, voiceovers and film scenes. Dialogs and monologues, and through the letters she wrote to her brother Tommy, while living in Africa.

Blixen became a woman that made her mark in the world of literature, with books such as Babette’s Feast, Seven Gothic Tales and Out of Africa.

After the film Out of Africa by Sidney Pollack came out in 1985, her name will forever be remembered. Meryl Streep played Karen Blixen and Robert Redford played Denys Finch Hatton. The film won several Oscars.

The production has its premier in Skien, Norway on Dec. 3. 2008, and later toured in Hamburg and Berlin.

The performance at the Norwegian Seamen’s Church will be in held in English.

Read more about the “The Baronesse – Karen Blixen” and Jeanne Bøe on Boesfilmogteater.no.

Read more about the renowned danish author Karen Blixen here

Event details

Tuesday, October 13th, 7pm

The Norwegian Seamen’s Church

317 East 52nd Street (between 1st & 2nd Aves.)

Subway: E, V or 6 train to 51st/53rd Streets & Lexington Ave.

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