Verk Produksjoner
Paradise Now

23.–24. mars 2015

Past showings

19:30, Store scene

21:00, Store scene

“We’re flawed, because we want so much more. We’re ruined, because we get these things, and wish for what we had.” – Don Draper.

We talked about the alluring fact that some of the foremost theatre gurus went to distant continents, and visited tribal areas, in search of the ancient theatre. In this discussion we stumbled upon the movie “My Dinner with André” by Louis Malle from 1981, where the main character talks about his meeting with Jerzy Grotowski in a forest in Poland.

We decided to use the film as a starting point for conversations with friends and acquaintances, and invited each one to dinner. Approaching the discussions we desired a re-establishment of the enigmatic time in which crucial choices were made. We revolve around the creation of the ‘I’, which idols that have been essential in our lives and riots, or escape routes we have shaped on our way through life.

The Norwegian theatre-company Verk Produksjoner is known for their epic and vaudevillesque form of acting with satirical and political undertones changing swiftly between storytelling, acting and improvisation.

In addition to touring nationally, Verk has gained extensive international recognition in recent years, resulting in several guest performances in Sweden, Finland, Germany, England, Denmark, Iceland and Portugal. The group has received numerous awards and raving reviews for their performances. Working with this production the group have used the film My Dinner With Andr» by Louis Malle as a starting point for conversations with friends and acquaintances​​.