«The Exeption and the Rule». Musical Theatre with Bertol Brecht’s original text and newly composed music by Bjørn Bolstad Skjelbred.
Oil is not black gold, it is the excrement of the Devil (Juan Pablo Perez Alfonzo, previously Minister of Energy in Venezuela and founder of OPEC)
Only rarely does a dramatic text invite you to stage it in its entirety. More often than not it triggers an independent process of writing where you recycle a sentence or three. But in the process of reviving the great Brecht for «The Street Scene» the lesson of «The Exeption and the Rule« popped up as a precise satirical diagnosis regarding the risks of the oil-race both to humanity and the environment. The Deepwater Horizon-disaster in the Mexico Gulf warns us to put the brakes on in the Northern areas, and make an adjustment of the perception of Norway as the great EXCEPTION.
Also inspired by 3 books from 2009 on the Norwegian ambivalence to oil, the relevance of the theme will be emphasized by the performance as it turns into an open discussion with a panel of experts.
Fabula Rasa have been going for many years, and directors Marius Kolbenstvedt and Nina Ossavy have visited Black Box Teater several times previously, both with Fabula Rasa as well as in other guises.
«DIE AUSNAHME UND DIE REGEL» by Bertolt Brecht, music by Paul Dessau iin new composition by Bjørn Bolstad Skjelbred. Publishers: Nordiska ApS – København. Direction: Marius Kolbenstvedt. Co- direction: Nina Ossavy. Music: Bjørn Bolstad Skjelbred. Text: Bertolt Brecht, with Elisabeth Hauptmann and Emil Burri. Translation: Georg Johannesen. Producer: Fabula Rasa. Video: Aleksander Olai Korsnes. Videoactor: Jan Warloe. Consultant: Per Amund Riseng Sound: Ingar Hunskaar. Lighting: Svein Inge Nergaard. Vocal coach: Live Maria Roggen. On stage: Thomas Hildebrand, Kjell Olav Jørgensen, Tine Asmundsen, Runhild Olsen, Nina Ossavy and Stian Torstenson. Supported by Fritt Ord, spenn.no, Norsk Kulturråd, Fond for lyd og bilde and Fond for utøvende kunstnere. Co-production: Black Box Teater.