Nature Theater of Oklahoma

Nature Theater of Oklahoma, New York
“Life and Times – Episodes 3&4”

Life and Times – Episodes 3&4

Life and Times – Episodes 3&4

© Nature Theater of Oklahoma

  • Length 2h 30, one interval
  • In English with English and German surtitles

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The adolescent’s search for meaning, rebellion, religion, pets and drugs, the first period and first love – in “Episodes 3&4”, there is no less to narrate. Shortly before the end of high school, it’s time to look back at the years from 14 to 18 and to deal with the big topics – the desire for freedom and independence from the prison of the parental home. The Nature Theater of Oklahoma fittingly chooses the most dramatic of genres for this chapter of “Life and Times”, the unfinished saga of a life in an American suburb. In a chamber drama where the stage set and scope of action make reference to Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap”, the emotions of unease, guilt and confusion associated with puberty become frighteningly tangible. With conspiratorial voices and expressions as icy as the painted landscape through the window, the ten performers – from the arsenal of classic bizarre Christie characters – confess dark secrets about youthful experiments and emotions in the best murder-mystery style. A complex, conceptual coming-of-age-thriller.

Conceived and directed by Pavol Liska, Kelly Copper
From a telephone conversation Kristin Worrall
Music Robert M. Johanson, Daniel Gower
Design by Peter Nigrini
Keyboards Daniel Gower
Prompter Nora Hertlein
Dramaturge Florian Malzacher
Production manager NTOK Dany Naierman
Audio engineer Daniel Gower
Project management Nora Hertlein

Ilan Bachrach, Asli Bulbul, Elisabeth Conner, Gabel Eiben, Daniel Gower, Anne Gridley, Nora Hertlein, Robert M. Johanson, Matthew Korahais, Julie LaMendola, Kristin Worrall

A production of Nature Theater of Oklahoma and Burgtheater Wien in co-production with Kampnagel Hamburg, Kaaitheater (Brussels), Festival De Internationale Keuze (Rotterdam) and Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt am Main).

“Das große Nature Theater of Oklahoma ruft Euch!” is a joint project of  HAU Hebbel am Ufer and Berliner Festspiele / Foreign Affairs, funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds.
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