The Father

The Father is a naturalistic three-act play written by Swedish playwright August Strindberg in 1887. In it, the two main characters – the Captain and his wife Laura – argue about their daughter Bertha's future. The Captain wants her to be raised as an atheist in the city, whereas Laura wants her daughter to have a different destiny. In order to gain sole custody of her daughter, Laura tries to convince the Captain that he has gone mad. This audio version is performed by a full cast.