Tante Ulrikke's Street

Premiére date12 Jun. 2019
Produced byThe Norwegian Theatre
Based onTante Ulrikke's Street by Zeshan Shakar
LanguageNorwegian Nynorsk
ExpressionsTheatre
Running period12 Jun. 2019  
WebsiteDet Norske Teatret

About Tante Ulrikke's Street

Tante Ulrikke's Street (2019) is a planned theatre production by The Norwegian Theatre, based on the novel by Zeshan Shakar. The production will be performed at Rommen Scene.

Victoria Meirik directs it.

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    More about Tante Ulrikke's Street

    At the webpage of The Norwegian Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Tante Ulrikke's Street:

    "Two boys grow up in Tante Ulrikke's Street, in Stovner in Oslo. One is from what we can call a good home, the other from a more challenging domestic situation. They both do their best, but they still face an uncertain future.

    The time is the early 2000s, in the suburb of Stovner. Here live Jamal and Mo in the same building, but their lives are very different. At Jamal's, most only the food served is the one he makes, as his mother lies on the couch all day and his younger brother pees himself while he is at school. But Jamal has no time for his brother's problems: He needs to work at the car wash, and the work is so repetitive and so hard, that during night-time, he just wants to relax with a little nightcap.

    Mo works steadily at school to achieve the best grades, and eventually he starts studying societal economics at the university. The change of environment from the familiar community at Stovner becomes overwhelming. He meets a somewhat original girl who lives with her parents in a big villa at Grefsen. But as she finds new friends in the politically correct student community, and she becomes interested in demonstrating H&M and big capital wanting to establish in authentic Grünerløkka, they grow apart. She is unable to understand Mo's challenges in surpassing class divides, trying to be accepted in the country he has grown up in. Perhaps was it only exciting to have, for a while, a boyfriend who was a Muslim and had grown up in Stovner?

    Political

    Tante Ulrikke's Street is about two young boys' struggle to rise above and to find a better life. It is about love, youth and trying to understand the greater society. And it is about class and the blind zones of the political and the politically correct elites.

    Collaboration with Rommen Scene

    Tante Ulrikke's Street is part of The Norwegian Theatre's new priority in collaboration with Rommen Scene at Stovner, and it will have its world premiere at Rommen Scene.

    The establishment of The Norwegian Theatre at Rommen Scene takes place in collaboration with the borough of Stover and it has been supported by the municipality of Oslo, OBOS and The Ministry of Culture."

    SOURCE:

    The Norwegian Theatre, www.detnorsketeatret.no, 03.01.2019, https://www.detnorsketeatret.no/framsyningar/tante-ulrikkes-vei/