Noen kommer til å komme (Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah!)/Someone is going to come (Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah!) (NO)

A farce about the refugee crisis

By Sara Li Stensrud. (Photo: Sara Li Stensrud)

By Sara Li Stensrud. (Photo: Sara Li Stensrud)

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SEPTEMBER 19th, 20th AND 21th
Nationaltheatret, Malersalen

Performed in Norwegian.
Duration: 1 hour and 20 minutes (without intermission).

A frolicking in fear, defence and fantastical notions acted out with the repertoire of farce.

It goes without saying that warm blankets promise too much. It goes without saying that soft pillows give false hope. It goes without saying that a lavish plate of fruit breeds hands grasping at the plate. It goes without saying that the more chairs you put out, the more people will sit. It goes without saying that an attractive table makes it attractive to seek refuge under the table. It goes without saying that a sofa is not something that should be taken for granted. It goes without saying that poverty is nothing to be ashamed of. It goes without saying that shame is an emotion rich in emotions. It goes without saying that you can drown in money without feeling a thing. It goes without saying that it is better to drown in money, than to drown in the ocean. It goes without saying that the first million is the hardest. It goes without saying that it is easier to live in the moment if you live. It goes without saying that you have to avoid dying if you want to seize the day.

Noen kommer til å komme (Ah!-versjonen)/Someone is going to come (The Ah!-version) is a comedy about our crisis with the refugees – a frolicking in fear, defence and fantastical notions acted out with the repertoire of farce. With gross exaggeration, helpless caricature, uncontrolled body parts and slamming doors, author, playwright and director Sara Li Stensrud creates an intimate drama for our brave new world of perfection, performance and flexible competence, in singular contrast to the suffering surrounding us.

Noen kommer til å komme (Ah-versjonen)/Someone is going to come (The Ah!-version) is a collision between frantic, flapping bodies and bodies devoid of life – a fatal farce that confirms what you think, but do not dare to say out loud: that it is a little difficult to tell the difference between an orgasm and a death spasm.

The performance is funded by Norsk kulturråd, Dramatikkens hus, Fond for lyd og bilde and Fritt Ord.

 

Festival performances:
19. SEPTEMBER 20:00
20. SEPTEMBER 20:00
21. SEPTEMBER 16:00

DIRECTOR
Sara Li Stensrud

Sara Li Stensrud is an author and theatre creator. She has written children's books, poetry and a book of fairy tales for grown-ups, and she made her debut as a playwright in 2012 with the performance Lykkelig til mine dagers ende, staged in cooperation with actor Ine Wilmann (Black Box). Stensrud runs the travelling theatre Didactic Puppet Theatre.   


Text, direction, set design: Sara Li Stensrud. 

Actors: Madalena Sousa Helly-Hansen and Dag Håvard Engebråten.


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