Forever Young

Forever Young (2017) is a musical theatre production by Hordaland Theatre, based on the play by Erik Gedeon. The production was performed in the theatre's venue Logen.

Hilde Sol Erdal directs it.

Information

(Objekt ID 79796)
Object type Production
Premiere Navember 15, 2017
Produced by Det Vestnorske Teateret
Based on Forever Young by Erik Gedeon
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian Nynorsk
Expressions Musical
Running period Navember 15, 2017  
Duration Approximately 2 hours
Website Hordaland Teater
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At the webpage of Hordaland Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Forever Young:

"What if we - some time into the future - met rejected, worn-out actors in a closed theatre? What if both they and performing arts had been declared redundant for society outside? What if these once so excellent, vital artists were placed in passivising care, a system not seeing what lived in them, but rather treated them patronising, as if they were unruly children?

What would happen in such a retirement home? Would Elisabeth Moberg, Claus Sellevoll, Sigurd Sele, Harald Dahlstrøm, Lars Jacobsen and Katrine Dale give into their handlers? Or would they rebel and demand their right to take up space?

At Logen, the old ones sit properly while the clock on the wall ticks away. A nurse makes sure they are abundantly medicated. But when the authoritarian Sister Oda (Oda Alisøy) doesn't watch, juice and force bubble in the seemingly tired bodies. They remember the time onstage, and the songs that have become part of their shared soundtrack. And here, the audience is given rich opportunities to remember with them. A pearl necklace of familiar rock and pop songs from the past 50 years shines onstage. Titles such as Stayin alive and I will survive will, to most, bring the message of the will to live and the joy at the centre of this production. In the company of this bunch, one will soon begin to doubt if they will let themselves be set aside in a nursing home. They still have much to give.

Forever Young at Logen is based on a production by Sogn og Fjordane Theatre, produced this spring. When we bring it on and place it in Bergen, it is part of our fruitful collaboration with the theatre in the neighbouring county. Still, we dare promise that nobody will doubt that this party takes place in Hordaland."

SOURCES:

Import from the Scenekunst.no list of openings 13.11.2017

Hordaland Theatre, 13.11.2017, hordalandteater.no, http://hordalandteater.no/evigung.html

Contributors
Name Role
Erik Gedeon – Playwright
Hilde Sol Erdal – Direction
Solrun Toft Iversen – Dramaturge
Åse Hegrenes – Stage design
Oda Alisøy – Actor
Harald Dahlstrøm – Actor
Katrine Dale – Actor
Lars Jacobsen – Actor
Elisabeth Moberg – Actor
Sigurd Sele – Actor
Claus Sellevoll – Actor
Helena Andersson – Mask design
Performance dates
Navember 15, 2017 19:00 – Logen – Opening night