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Ethel Barrymore Theatre

Set in the current day, Elling is a comedy about a wildly mismatched pair of roommates trying to embrace life, love, friendship, pizza, poetry and women. Both Elling and Kjell are patients in a mental hospital—Elling suffers from acute anxiety following his mother's death, while Kjell is a childlike 40-year-old eager to lose his virginity. The two become roommates and face the challenge of establishing a normal life when released from the institution.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Nov. 28, 2010.

Ethel Barrymore Theatre

243 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10036

Previews Nov 2, 2010
Opening Nov 20, 2010
Closing Nov 28, 2010


Elling follows two unlikely friends who meet as roommates in a mental institution. The title character is a reclusive man who struggles to function on his own after the death of his mother. His roommate, Kjell Bjarne, is a virgin in his 40s who is fascinated with sex and overeating. When the pair is released from the institution, they are placed in government housing where a social worker occasionally checks in on them to ensure they are capable of living in society on their own. At their new apartment, Elling befriends a local elder man, while Kjell Bjarne sparks a romance with their pregnant neighbor.

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