December 01, 2016 at BATS Improv in San Francisco.
– an improvised tragedy
Henrik Ibsen is dead. “Most unfortunate,” some will tell you, “Thank heavens,” say others and “I was not aware of that,” says a very few people. One thing is certain; there is nothing new coming from the hands of the master anymore. But three Norwegian actors from Oslo – the town where Ibsen spent most of his working life – have made it their mission to conjure up new, one act plays by Ibsen – plays that have not yet been written – to ensure a steady flow of new work.
In short, they make up stories in the style of Ibsen, on the spot.
This is not improv like you’re used to. Based on the writings of Ibsen, his themes and narrative style, these Norwegians presents improvisation in a rare, moving and at the same time playful manner. The audience gives a suggestion for an Ibsenesque title, and then it’s pure tragedy until the end.
The show has been invited and played at the International Ibsen Festival at the National Theatre in Norway, The International Impro Festival in Amsterdam and The International Festival for Improvised Theatre in Berlin. On their US tour this show also plays both in San Fransisco and Los Angeles.
“…the text reveals unexpectedly beautiful sentences…a beautiful result: the audience is witness to the creation of a play, here and now.” – Theaterkrant.nl, 2015
“Torgny G. Aanderaa, Camilla Frey and Nils Petter Mørland are an outstanding group of improv. Invited at the Berlin Impro Festival, they collected some wonders and admiration from the connoisseurs.” – Impro-News.de, 2016
Performed by Torgny G. Aanderaa, Camilla Frey and Nils Petter Mørland
Costumes: Jenny Bernson
Produced by Det Andre Teatret
This show is performed within Det Andre Teatret’s US Tour 2016. Supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Det Andre Teatret US Tour 2016:
Dec. 1, 8 PM @ BATS Improv (San Francisco)
Dec. 6, 8:30 PM @ Impro Theatre LA (LA)
Dec. 9, 7 PM @ Barrow Street Theatre (NYC)
Dec. 10, 7 PM @ Barrow Street Theatre (NYC)
About Det Andre Teatret
Det Andre Teatret – or The Other Theatre – is almost like a real theatre, just more fun. They host Oslo’s best improv, international guest performances and other nice or strange findings they like. It is the first and largest theatre of Scandinavia with focus on improvisational theatre.
They celebrate their 5th Anniversary season hosting their own first international festival home and taking some of their finest original unscripted productions on an American Tour to some of the most renowned improv venues of New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Visit them online at www.detandreteatret.no