Give and Take

Episode 63: Babette's Feast, with Julia Beardsley O'Brien and Abigail Killeen

November 9th, 2017  •  1 hr 28 secs  •  Download (42.1 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Babette’s Feast tells the story of how a refugee transforms a closed religious community by sacrificing all she has to throw a lavish dinner party. Through her radical hospitality, this mysterious woman converts her guests’ deeply held notions of scarcity and judgment and opens them up to give and receive abundant grace. My guests, Julia Beardsley O'Brien and Abigail Kileen, have adapted the story for the stage. This adaptation re-imagines the story you thought you knew about Babette’s singular feast: deep, funny, dangerous, sensual, and beautiful.