WHAT: THE DRILLING COMPANY PRESENTS "THE NORWEGIANS" BY C. DENBY SWANSON A play about gangsters--really, really nice ones--and women scorned in Minnesota who aren't so nice. WHERE AND WHEN: March 7 to 24, 2013 Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM, Sundays at 3:00 PM The Drilling Company Theatre, 236 West 78th Street, 3 fl. Presented by The Drilling Company $18 general admission, $15 seniors & students; TDF accepted Box office: Smarttix, (212) 868-4444, www.smarttix.com Runs :88. Critics are invited on or after March 7. Company's website: http://drillingcompany.org Playwright's agent: Beth Blickers at Abrams, 646-486-4600, Beth.Blickers@abramsart.com DETAILS AND ARTIST INFO: "The Norwegians" by C. Denby Swanson is a strong, bitter comedy about women scorned in Minnesota and the really, really nice gangsters--Norwegian hit men--they hire to whack their ex-boyfriends. Olive is a transplant from Texas and Betty is a transplant from Kentucky, but neither of them was prepared for the Norwegian men they would fall in love with in their adoptive state: the practical, warm, thoughtful, destructive, evil, jilting kind. If you're a hit man in Minnesota, 83% of your clients want to take out their ex (Oofda!). Olive has referred Betty to Gus and Tor, a partnership in the whacking business. What Tor doesn't know is that Gus has been sleeping with the clients. What Olive doesn't know is that Gus is Betty's ex, and she has already put out a hit on him with a Swedish firm. Can Betty call off the job in time to let Gus do his? Should she? The Drilling Company, 236 West 78th Street, presents the play's world premiere March 7 to 24, directed by Elowyn Castle.