Pippi/A Girl by !bang productions in The Open Theatre (Det Åpne Teater) was a production with the rock band Johns Quijote and the actress Ulla Marie Broch about how hard it is to become an autonomous person and about the longing to be loved for who one is. Taking care of oneself isn’t always easy, and wanting to be loved by others isn’t totally void of danger.
Pippi/A Girl was written by Dag Johan Haugerud and based on Astrid Lindgren’s stories about Pippi Longstocking. Direction was by Anne Regine Klovholt.
Information(Objekt ID 1894)
|Premiere||October 23, 2003|
|Produced by||!bang productions|
|In collaboration with||The Open Theatre (Det Åpne Teater)|
|Based on||Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren|
|Audience||Adults, Youth (from 15)|
|Expressions||Theatre, Musical theatre, Music|
|Running period||October 23, 2003|
|Website||!bang, Det Åpne Teater, Johns Quijote|
Requirements to venue
|Minimum stage width||6m|
|Maximum stage width||10m|
|Minimum stage depth||8m|
|Maximum stage depth||14m|
|Minimum stage height||3m|
|Maximum stage height||6m|
|Rigging time||120 minutes|
|Downrigging time||60 minutes|
In Pippi/A Girl by !bang productions Pippi is an adult. She is still waiting for her father to return the way he promised. She keeps writing him letters, but doesn’t receive any reply. She tries to leave herself, to stop waiting, but she doesn’t manage. She stays, lonely and left.
To ease the loneliness she takes in lost men who search her house out for one reason or another. She lets them stay with her while she waits. It becomes sort of a collective or an orphanage for grown-up men. Now she wants her father to come, to take over the responsibility for the lost men, so that she can leave without fearing the consequences.
Pippi/A Girl by !bang productions was supported by Arts Council Norway, The Fund for Performing Artists and The Audio Visual Fund.
The Open Theatre (Det Åpne Teater), Archive, playbill Pippi/A Girl.
|Dag Johan Haugerud||– Author|
|Anne Regine Klovholt||– Adapted by|
|Anne Regine Klovholt||– Direction|
|John Ivar Bye||– Music|
|Yngvar Julin||– Stage design|
|Ulla Marie Broch||– Actor (Pippi)|
|John Ivar Bye||– Actor|
|Jørun Bøgeberg||– Actor|
|Jon Grimsby||– Actor|
|Atle Rakvåg||– Actor|
|Brynjulf Risnes||– Actor|
|John Ivar Bye||– Musician (gitar)|
|Jørun Bøgeberg||– Musician (gitar)|
|Jon Grimsby||– Musician (trommer)|
|Atle Rakvåg||– Musician (bass)|
|Brynjulf Risnes||– Musician (gitar)|
|John Ivar Bye||– Singer|
|October 28, 2003 – Hallen|
|October 27, 2003 – Hallen|
|October 25, 2003 – Hallen|
|October 24, 2003 – Hallen|
|October 23, 2003 – Hallen|