|Season program Black Box Theater the spring of 2001.||Download|
Happy Doctor (2001) was a production by Verk Produksjoner AKA Verk Productions and Bal Teater. Happy Doctor was based on Anton Chekhov’s The Three Sisters.
Happy Doctor by Verk Produksjoner AKA Verk Productions was a three-part production:
1. stop: A descent from a mountain as a trekking guide leads the audience down from the highest summit in the world: "They should count their fingers now, together. One-two-three. The snow is knocked from the boots. Fat is spread on lips, cheeks and nose. Four-five-six. The fingers are cracked, one by one, to increase the circulation. For the summit and its white crown. And for the silence in its presence. Seven-eight-nine and ten! Never stop!
2. stop: Dinner inn a house (quotes from Chekhov's Three Sisters): Being away is well and good, but being at home is better? It is the youngest sister's name day. The preparation for a party is going on. "I know absolutely nothing. I've forgotten all I ever knew, I remember nothing."
3. stop: A group travel tour to Bremen (Grimm's The Town Musicians of Bremen): The rabbit can no longer see, the watchdog has a prolapsed hip, the ass no longer manages to pull the wagon, and the pig is about to be slaughtered. They really just wait for death, but they decide going to Bremen to become town musicians. Four animals at sea, at land and in air, too, destined for milk and honey in Bremen.
Black Box Theater season program spring 2001
erk Productions, verkproduksjoner.no, 20.09.2021, http://verkproduksjoner.no/happy-doctor-2001/
|Gritt Ulldal-Jessen||– Text|
|Fredrik Hannestad||– Artistic director|
|Thomas Storm||– Artistic director|
|Thomas Storm||– Instruction|
|Ulf Knudsen||– Music|
|Thomas Björk||– Stage design|
|Signe Vasshus||– Costume|
|Harald Fetveit||– Lighting design|
|Maj-Britt Fjøsne||– Actor|
|Fredrik Hannestad||– Actor|
|Saila Hyttinen||– Actor|
|Jørgen Langhelle||– Actor|
|Anders Mossling||– Actor|
|January 21, 2001 – Teaterhuset Avant Garden|
|January 20, 2001 – Teaterhuset Avant Garden|
|January 14, 2001 – Store scene (Vika)|
|January 13, 2001 – Store scene (Vika)|
|January 12, 2001 – Store scene (Vika)|
|January 11, 2001 – Store scene (Vika)|
|January 10, 2001 – Store scene (Vika)|
Jon Refsdal Moe, Morgenbladet, 26.11.2004, Lengselen mot byen og mot skauen (literally: The longing for the city and the forest):
"This production was a dramaturgic mouthful, in which Chekhov's longing for Moscow was conjoined with the Grimm fairytale The Town Musicians from Bremen. In Chekhov three women are doomed in eternal longing for something else. In Grimm some domestic animals stagger towards Bremen, take the first possible detour into the nearest bandit hut, and live happily forever after. The performance ends in upper secondary school-like German; "Wenn man sagt, dass man in Bremen ist, dann ist man in Bremen". No more to cry of, in other words: In dramaturgy and theme the performance was a study in untroubled vitality, a cordial revelation of the longing young ladies, and of theatre itself."