Backlit “Look, I’ll be here soon”wall in MultiTheater at Kilden Theater in Kristiansand.
For a trained prayer houseEye Setting and aesthetics common sense.
Old rectangular photos should appear in goldEmbroidered BibleQuotes on a black background – images that were found in many houses of worship and homes a few decades ago.
Equally obvious is the duality of the Biblethe quote. The novel on which the show is based is about the discovery, recognition and exploration of homosexual orientation.
All while going for confirmationTeaching in a strict Christian environment.
Be on your nature
The performance of “Velskodt” is loosely based on Gudmund Findsson’s novel of the same title, which was published in 1979.
considered majorThe work is in Norwegian queer literature, among other things because it highlights the joy and freedom of queer people.
Not just the repressed, the trapped, the illegitimate, or the sickinjured.
In this sense, the novel is scarce – LGBT representation is still often associated with something painful or difficult, for example within film And literature For children and young people.
And in the theater she has Traditionally a few kinky loversstories who got a place on the stage.
Life isn’t necessarily a bed of roses at Vindsun either, but mainlyYngve person comes directlyundo it. “Velskodt” is an honest, humorous and serious novel.
In Kilden, the first part of the book becomes theatreperformance. This is the part that deals with young peopletime and discoveries.
Playwright Oda Radur took some liberties with the dramatization in order to adapt the performance for today’s audience.
It may have something to do with the fact that the plot of the book takes place in the 1960s, whereas the show seems to take place after decriminalization in 1972. It is about homosexuality that sinNot like any lawScrimmage.
The performance focuses on the love between Yngve and Magnus.
The serious side of “Kjerka” has been toned down, and the minor characters are quite numerousDials, the work is not overtly gaylustful.
In addition, the performance passed to BediHome and done through confirmationTeaching and confirmationcamp.
With this, an important point from the book is pursued: affirmation means affirmation.
For some faith, but just as much identity.
The love emerging between the newly moved in Yanjafi and the House of PrayerFavorite Magnus was played by Fredrik Hostaker and Erik Langas Jørgensen.
Director Erlend Samnøen kicks off the performance with a groovy dance sequence from Hostaker.
This is a clever move because it opens up a poetic space in the performance that forms a contrast with the lines – Expression in choreography is deeper than words.
Reverend Morten Espland looks much more mild-mannered on stage than he is in the book, but also malicious. He is well balanced and plays well.
Espen Sigurdsen’s Janne is also made into an interesting character in this performance, and one I wish she had more room for.
Sigurdsen brings his energy to the performance and is an important addition to what is, after all, a somewhat cult-conforming housesession.
group of representatives from Fountain of youth It is also essential to bring credibility to an assertionThe place chosen by the theater.
proximity to the core
Radour’s play stands on its own pretty well, but it’s an advantage to reading the first chapters of the book.
Then you have more background with you in the performance, and get a deeper understanding of the characters’ motivations.
A lot has been thrown away, especially the very judgmental environment around the boys, for example through the difficult Magnus familySituation.
Now the battle is between individuals, it’s about daring to be who you are – with all that that may entail.
The story progresses quickly. This is especially true of the motive behind Magnus’ many torments and redesigns.
However, it relies strongly on choosing to be true to oneself.
Contains details about places of worshipCulture and about the abnormal that testifies to the artistic team’s closeness to matter. A blend of fresh energy from UngdomsKFire and explosionsThe story of the movie “Villskudt” fits well together.
Source manages to land the show quite well. It tells an important and modern story of gay love, unmistakably wrapped in a ’70s cult houseaesthetics.
At the same time, the book’s aggression nicely balances the changes that have occurred over the past forty years.
It also manages to highlight and renew the humor present in the novel.
This is a fun, uplifting play about love for what it is: heavy doses of awkward sensuality, annoying Smiles, sadness when someone lets you down, and the choice to keep moving forward in life.
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