Nature Theater of Oklahoma [US]
Life and Times -Episodes 3 & 4
28.09 – 30.09.2012
A simple question
Message to fans: Nature Theater of Oklahoma (NTO) are back again with episodes 3 & 4 of their epic serial saga Life and Times. So this should fit the bill!
For those of you who missed the first episodes:
1) You can follow this double episode perfectly without having seen the first.
2) Life and Times is based on the transcript – word for word – of more than 16 hours of recorded telephone conversations with one of the members of the group. She was asked the simple question: ‘can you tell me your life story?’ Sounds boring, but the performances are anything but.
3) Life and Times is a patchwork of stories, anecdotes, thoughts and ideas of someone looking back on her life, at moments that have made her who she is. A very ordinary life. You will inevitably recognise much of it in your own. Or maybe you’ll think back to Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past or George Perec’s Je Me Souviens.
4) Episodes 3 and 4 encompass the high school years of young adulthood (14-18 years) with their longing for freedom, getting away from the ‘prison’ of family life, a time of rebellion and experimentation, a time of great drama. This time no musical or stilted dance moves, but a real 'locked room' thriller in the fashion of Agatha Christie's The Mouse Trap.
Don’t say afterwards that you didn’t know!
“Nature Theater of Oklahoma, the most buzzed-about
troupe on the New York avant-garde scene, aims to please – and does so
quite winningly.” - The New York Times
EXTRA : Matinee Kadee on Sunday 30/09 - 15:00
concept & direction Pavol Liska & Kelly Copper | from a telephone conversation with Kristin Worrall | original music Robert M. Johanson & Daniel Gower | design Peter Nigrini | featuring
Ilan Bachrach, Gabel Eiben, Anne Gridley, Robert M. Johanson, Matthew
Korahais, Julie Lamendola, Alison Weisgall, Kristin Worrall | musicians Daniel Gower | prompter Elisabeth Conner | dramaturg Florian Malzacher | production manager Dany Naierman | audio engineers Daniel Gower | production Nature Theater of Oklahoma (New York), Burgtheater Wien | co-production
Kampnagel Hamburg, Internationale Keuze Festival Rotterdamse
Schouwburg, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main GmbH, Kaaitheater |
support Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest | Brussels extra's Adèle Vandroth, Francesca Bragagnolo, Gemma Cogen, Jef De Wit, Kristof Persyn, Lich Jass, Silvio Palomo, Stéphanie Scultore