EXT. Bergen International Festival May 30-31th and The National Theatre in Oslo, Akershus festning
June 5-20th 2015.
How much can you tell your mother before she gets up and leaves?
Elin and her teenage daughter are sitting on a bench in the park. They have been shopping for the daughter’s confirmation the next weekend. They are drinking coffee and juice in the sunshine. All is well, although the dress the daughter wants is much too expensive. Then grandmother arrives. Is she coming to the rescue? Or is this the moment everything falls apart?
FREE is a story about a woman and her mother in a park. A performance about what we tell each other and what stays unspoken.
In the park there are students, pensioners, a group of alcoholics, mothers breast-feeding and Council gardeners. The audience are given headsets and follow the action seated on a scaffolding ensuring them a bird's eye view of the park, whilst listening into the action and the protagonist’s unspoken thoughts.
Script & direction: Toril Goksøyr og Camilla Martens
Composer, sound design: Martin Langlie
Stage design, costumes: Olav Myrtvedt
Dramaturge: Oda Radoor
Lighting design and flora: Ingeborg Staxrud Olerud
Sound design and sound technician: Roy Knudsen Gardener: Jon Harald Helleland
Props, set design assistant: Mie Dinesen
Stage manager / production manager: Marianne Sævig
Stage master: Rune Hovdahl
Prompter: Silje Underhaug Fosseli
Costume production: Stine Rudi Standal, Marianne Sembsmoen and Ingvild Sandberg
Stage technician: Are Skaanes Engebretsen
Casting: Stella Casting
Producer: Elin Grinaker
Cast: Ane Dahl Torp, Kari Onstad, Live Miranda Flaten, Benjamin Helstad, Eindride Eidsvold, Trine Wiggen, Hennika Schønberg, Leif Kristian Olsen, Haakon Aars, Arben Bala, Emilie Egebjerg, Birgitte Larsen, Jonas Mailand, Stelian-Iosif Takaciu, Kristian Aalen Berg, Fred Erik Borg, Roger Meltoft, Thali Liebermann, Eirik Hallert, Florentina-Corina Stamate, Nina Røhder, Bahman Salkooyeh, Maj Johansen, Inger-Johanne Ravn, Tewodros Wassihun, Andreas Fjellhede, Henrik Ferner, Zenja Krilic med Enio, Tanya Wolter with Lex
Produced by Goksøyr & Martens in association with The National Theatre in Oslo, the Bergen International Festival and Dramatikkens hus