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Bastard– a family chronicle
A breathtaking, explosive and powerful performance.
Nordic Stage Event of the Year 2012 world-premieres at the Reykjavík Arts Festival.
In order to create the stage event of the year 2012 Malmö City Theatre, trendsetting Theatre Får302 in Copenhagen, Reykjavik City Theatre and the award winning touring theatre Vesturport from Iceland have united in a substantial and unique pan-Nordic collaboration.
The world premier of Bastard – a family chronicle will be at Reykjavik City Theatre as part of the international Reykjavík Arts Festival on June 1st 2012. The first two performances will be in a theatre. Subsequently the show will be touring in the largest theatre tent in the North, seating 690 people a night.
Bastard– a family chronicle is a story dealing with a dysfunctional family. A tale of a father, his four sons and their partners. The sons are not close to their father even so, after many years of separation, they receive an invitation to his upcoming wedding. The father has an eerie effect on his surroundings and the reunion becomes increasingly disturbing, when the sons discover that their father is to marry a former sweetheart of the oldest son. The famous Danish actor Waage Sandø plays the leading role with an inspired malice and intensity.
The breathtaking performance is packed with powerful visuals. The extravagant set is created by the Icelandic set designer Börkur Jónsson from Vesturport, and the dramatic physical expressions are directed by Gísli Örn Garðarsson; one of the hottest and most talented young directors in Europe. His company, Vesturport, has won prestigious awards, such as the European Theatre Prize: Theatre of the Year 2011.
Bastard – a family chronicle is written by Hollywood scriptwriter Richard La Gravanese in collaboration with Gardarsson. This is Richard La Gravanese’s full length theatre debut! La Gravanese is recognized for moviescripts such as; Bridges of Madison County, The Horse Whisperer, Oscar-nominated The Fisher King and recently; Water for Elephants. The music is composed by the internationally acclaimed Danish-Swedish music-duo Cæcilie Norby and Lars Danielsson. The couple is composing music for the stage as an integrated part of the narrative for the first time. This collaboration uniquely brings together Nordic theatre with the utmost talents within Danish jazz.
|31.05.12 - Thursday||20:00||Bastarðar eldri - forsýning||Stóra Sviðið C||Borgarleikhúsið||2.000 kr.|
|01.06.12 - Friday||20:00||Bastarðar eldri - sýning||Stóra Sviðið C||Borgarleikhúsið||4.400 kr.|
|02.06.12 - Saturday||20:00||Bastarðar eldri - sýning||Stóra Sviðið C||Borgarleikhúsið||4.400 kr.|