This new theatrical adaptation of Babette’s Feast premiered in January at Portland Stage Company in Portland, Maine to rave reviews and standing ovations. Conceived and developed by Abigail Killeen and written by Rose Courtney based on the beloved Dinesen short story, the play is an adaptation of the story of Babette, a French refugee, who finds asylum in a pious Norwegian village. With boundless generosity, she throws a lavish feast that becomes an agent of transformative grace. Babette’s Feast is a bundle of exciting contradictions: stark and lush, stunning and austere, mysterious and comic. Further, it is timely with a twist: Babette's Feast highlights the plight of a refugee seeking asylum, who through her munificence creates a lavish feast that becomes an abundant experience of forgiveness and connection, healing the fractured community. Babette’s Feast shows how embracing the stranger changes a community for the better – an important message for today.