Friday the 15th of October

Premiére date20 Jan. 1993
Produced byVerdensteatret
CoproducersBIT Teatergarasjen, Black Box Teater
AudienceAdults
LanguageNorwegian
ExpressionsTheatre, Dance, Music, Musical theatre, Trilogy
Running period20 Jan. 1993  
WebsiteVerdensteatret

About Friday the 15th of October

Friday 15th of October (1993) by Verdensteatret was the third part of the company's The October Trilogy. The October Trilogy consisted of Wednesday 13th of October (1990), Thursday 14th of October (1992) and Friday 15th of October (1993).

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Koreografi: Verdensteatret
Tekst: T. Bernhard, Henrik Ibsen, William Shakespeare, Almodovar, Puccini

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Press review

Writer and date unknown, Klassekampen [Oslo]:
"By the members of the ensemble continuously ironising at the cost of themselves, and not least comments on its own theatrical expression and the theatre conventions connected to experimental theatre, a level of self-deprecation is established in the performance. This self-deprecation makes Verdensteatret's stage expression fully unique."

More about Friday the 15th of October

In an information leaflet made by Verdensteatret in 2002 the following is written about 15th of October:

"This production contains elements of playing with theatrical conventions. As the two previous parts it contains bittersweet irony, brutality, humour as well as visual beauty.

The text is performed directly, but also at times paraphrased and commented on. The performers alternate between reading, making digressions, to telling private stories almost in the manner of stand- up comedy.

The dramaturgy is based on musical composition.

The music has been mixed by Verdensteatret with Händel's cantata Lucretia as the main theme.

The dance sequences are a violent mixture of different techniques.

The texts are from: T. Bernhard, H. Ibsen, Shakespeare, Almodóvar and Puccini (La Bohème)."

The October Trilogy was supported by Arts Council Norway.

Sources:

Buresund, Inger and Anne-Britt Gran (1996): Frie grupper og Black Box Teater. 1970-1995 (literally: Independent Companies and Black Box Teater), adNotam Gyldendal, Oslo

Verdensteatrets' archive, donated by Verdensteatret. August 4th 2010.