Nature Theater of Oklahoma

Nature Theater of Oklahoma, New York
“Life and Times – Episodes 4.5&5”

Life and Times – Episodes 4.5&5

Life and Times – Episodes 4.5&5

© Nature Theater of Oklahoma

  • Length 1h 30, no interval
  • In English (Episode 4.5 with English and German surtitles)

Past Dates

The everyday is turned into art. On the basis of a series of telephone conversations in which ensemble member Kristin Worrall forays into the memories of her life, experiences and emotions from birth to early adulthood, the Nature Theater of Oklahoma’s “Life and Times” builds a monument to the profane in which every pause for thought, every “um”, every break in the narrative gets as much attention as the first kiss or the huge fight with the best friend. “Life and Times – Episodes 4.5&5” tells the story of the end of high school and the search for love – starting with the boy in Physics class to the comfort of the family cat. In the short episode 4.5, Worrall’s memories are dissected in an animated film. The soundtrack to this stop-motion film by Kelly Copper and Pavol Liska features original recordings by an orchestra. With a medieval illuminated manuscript, episode 5 expands into new and exciting graphic territory. The saga takes unexpected twists and turns with first sexual experiences which Copper and Liska have made into a 140-page hand-drawn and calligraphed book that invites the audience to a joint reading experience, accompanied by a performance on the organ by company musician Daniel Gower.

Conceived and directed by Pavol Liska, Kelly Copper
From a telephone conversation with Kristin Worrall
Music Robert M. Johanson, Daniel Gower
Keyboards Daniel Gower
Design by Peter Nigrini
Production manager NTOK Dany Naierman
Projektleitung Nora Hertlein

Anne Gridley, Robert M. Johanson, Julie LaMendola

A production of Nature Theater of Oklahoma, in co-production with Berliner Festspiele / Foreign Affairs, HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin) and Norfolk and Norwich Festival and French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) as part of the Crossing the Line Festival 2013.

“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.
HAU / Hebbel am Ufer