Hand in Hand is a play about six people living in Sweden looking for love, money, and a place to live. The first scene begins with Nina kicking Alan out of her apartment. “We broke up a year ago!” she says. It’s a hilarious scene as he searches for excuses to stay. “It’s snowing outside!” Later on, she brings back a new guy, Aaron. When they start fooling around, the phone rings. She insists they should just ignore it. “The neighbor’s phone is really loud and it sounds like it’s mine.” Aaron insists that she answer it. Shortly afterward, there is a knock at the door. Again, Nina insists they ignore it but Aaron doesn’t agree. It’s Alan and he’s back because he can’t find anywhere to stay! Another hilarious scene takes place as Nina tries to kick out Alan again while keeping Aaron from leaving.
The show incorporates a lot of great music including music by Lower Dens, The Beatles, and Lana Del Ray. An especially fun scene is when they all gather around the piano to sing “Take A Chance On Me” by ABBA, the most successful Swedish band of all time. Listen to the complete soundtrack here. On a funny note, right in-between scenes, a beer bottle slowly rolled accidentally down the stairs in the audience. During a dramatic show, this could have ruined the atmosphere. But during this comedy, it just had everyone laughing!
Take a chance on this show and get tickets for Hand In Hand at the Den Theater now through October 16th!