On the outskirts of a city lies an abandoned and dilapidated house. One day, two people come to the house from opposite sides. They stand on either side of the house and think "I can live here!"

One is an old sailor who has finally made it to shore. The other is an orphaned little girl who has escaped from the orphanage. The sailor limps through the front door. The girl climbs in through a window. They meet in the kitchen. Neither of them knows what to say, but both think "I came first!". Thus begins the story of how these two agree to live together. It turns out to be a bit difficult. They both want to do things their own way and neither has much experience with houses or kitchens. What's more, they're both staff!

This is a quirky performance that uses elements from both old cartoons and the silent film genre. With an expressive physical language, playful use of scenography and sound effects, as well as mood-creating accordion music, a story is conveyed that is both funny and subtle. The theme can be read on several levels and is so universal that adults can discuss it afterwards with the children at the level they want. On the surface, it's a humorous story about how two very different people manage to coexist. Not just as a compromise, but as an everyday symbiosis where both are happier than before. The underlying associations are many. They may, for example, relate to the challenges of multicultural Norway and the rest of the world. Or to conflicts in the children's own everyday lives. The aim is not to impose a specific interpretation on the children, but to encourage them to think and associate.

Co-production: BrageteatretSupported by: Spenn.no and Arts Council Norway.

Reviews:

Bramfritt på tværs-review by Tiril B.BjørkvoldFunny and original-review by Mariken LauvstadVery successful-review by Karen F.Nystøyl

Duration:
40 minutes

Max capacity:
80

Set up:
120 minutes

Stage size:
Width: 6; Height: 3 Depth: 5

Carrying help:
2

Must be blended:
Yes

Power:
4 x 16 amp power outlets

Workshop:
Yes

Comments to workshop:
Can be prepared on demand. Estimated length: 1-2 school hours. Max group size: 20

Sunniva Steine
Other

Audun Melbye
Other

Catrine Gudmestad
Other

Dani Bekkely
Annet

Gunhild Hertaas
Annet

Hanne Gjerstad Henrichsen
Other

Hilde Skaffloth
Other

Isak Ericson Bjørn
Other

Ivar Sverrison
Other

Jo Strømgren
Other

Lise Hagen
Other

Reidar Henrichsen
Other

Stephen Rolfe
Annet

Ulla Marie Broch
Annet

Basic price A
20460

Basic price B
22230

Add to price
Travel, per diem and accommodation are not included in the prices.

Travel, per diem and accommodation not included

Number of people on tour
3

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Get in touch with:
Vanessa Storm
vanessa@jskompani.no
47 45214169
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