Opening Night (2021)

A TALE
ABOUT THE THEATRE ABOUT
A JOURNEY TO A ROOM.

One of my first theatre educators told me that it is the idea about the theatre itself that makes the theatre so important. It is the ideas that make people gather, and if the idea is strong enough, we are willing to sacrifice a lot. 

We had a desire to go back to the starting point, to the theatre itself, to the idea of the theater. We ask ourselves: what was it about theater? Why is it important? What is the fascination? The humiliations? And why exactly theatre? What is it, Theatre. 

“In the theater there is a kind of strange sun. A light of abnormal intensity, where it seems that the difficult, and even the impossible, suddenly becomes our normal element.»

 Antonin Artaud

Verk Produksjoner, januar 2021

By and with: Verk Produksjoner – Saila Hyttinen, Fredrik Hannestad, Solveig Laland Mohn, Håkon Mathias Vassvik, Per Platou, Anders Mossling. Scenography, light concept: Jakob Oredsson. Text dramaturg: Runa Skolseg. Light technician/ Scenography assistent: Felipe Osorio-Guzmán. Producer: Pernille Mogensen. Thanks to: Ingebjørg Loe Bjørnstad. Supported by: Art Council Norway. Co-production: Black Box teater (Oslo).

Music: Boris Salchow, David Lynch, Ghédalia Tazartès, Max Richter, Per Platou, Philip Glass.

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