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America Ep. 2 - Psychopatriot, 17. - 20. November 2016

America Ep. 2 - Psychopatriot,
17. - 20. November 2016

America’s got a story. And it’s sticking to it. But where’s it written down? Where is the ‘Great American Novel’ for today?

  • Duration180 min
  • PriceNOK 175-290
  • StageMain stage

Dates & times

  • 17. November - 19:00
  • 18. November - 19:00
  • 19. November - 17:00
  • 20. November - 19:00

Even if America could be summed up in a single, great novel - would this really be the time to write it? When has America ever looked less great, or less novel?

A week after the U.S. elections, Alan Lucien Øyen and winter guests celebrate their ten-year anniversary with a follow-up to their 2009 breakthrough production; AMERICA - Visions of Love.

Our constant exposure to its self-mythologizing narrative in films, television and literature, always makes encountering America feel like meeting an old friend you've never met before. Two hundred and forty years on, and we’re still squinting suspiciously at the 50 States from the other side of a vast ocean.

There have always been outsiders trying to get inside America. And winter guests continue this ‘great’ tradition, as they puzzle together a new narrative from the subjective truths of ‘real Americans’ – living in America – and the company’s own delusions, and misconceptions, coming from the outside.

As part of an ongoing project (Episode 3 is coming in Autumn 2017), AMERICA Ep. 2 – Psychopatriot, explores how we consciously and subconsciously manipulate fact and fiction. And how easily fear can cause one to slip in to the other.

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Contributors

  • Credits

    Andrew Wale
    Kate Pendry
    Suzie Davies
    Yvonne Øyen
    Anton Skrzypiciel

  • Written by

    Alan Lucien Øyen
    Andrew Wale

  • Kostymer

    Stine Sjøgren

  • Lighting design

    Torkel Skjærven

  • Sound

    Gunnar Innvær

  • Film

    Alan Lucien Øyen

  • Technical manager

    Martin Flack

  • Scenografi

    Åsmund Færavaag

  • Producer

    Anne Cecilie Bodin Larsen