THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS

09/05/2012 § Leave a comment

“The kitchen window blew inward, all bright and sparkling, like tinsel on a Christmas tree, and the blender crashed into the wall, and the Post-it notes on the fridge ignited, and then I was dead.”

24 May at 19:00 – 2 June at 19:00

 

THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS is an intimate investigation of human beings in a state of emergency, dwelling on those moments within a lifetime that no one wants to face, and yet no one can escape from: The loss of love, the feeling of meaninglessness, the fear of other people, and the final, inevitable moment of death.

THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS also chronicles the path to acceptance of the absurdity of life, one’s defiant grin in the face of death, and does so disregarding morality and simplistic psychology. Everything is told through a collage of texts ranging from Sarah Kane to Douglas Coupland by way of Will Oldham and Gertrude Stein, presented in a mixture of theatre, physical performance, video projections, music and songs.

THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS is presented by the collective behind Salon New Love (cross-media events at the Mix Copenhagen and Vildskud festivals).

Performers René Kruse and Louise Pøhler have previously worked together in an adaptation of Gertrude Stein’s Counting Her Dresses, as well as performances based on texts by the likes of Poe, Beckett, Crimp and Kafka.

All music has been made by Marc Kellaway and Tanja Jessen, who normally collaborate in the experimental noise rock band Distortion Girls and the Gertrude Stein cover outfit Tender Buttons.

VENUE: TeaterHUSET, Rådhusstræde 13 (entrance through Magstræde).
TIME: May 24 – June 2 (excl. may 26 and May 27). Every day at 7 p.m.
TICKETS: http://billetto.dk/da/events/thewaytheworldends
ADMISSION: 60 kr.

The performance is entirely in English.

PERFORMING & DIRECTING René Kruse and Louise Pøhler
IDEA AND TEXT COLLAGE: René Kruse
MSUIC: Marc Kellaway, Tanja Jessen & The Cat Box Quartet
VIDEO & GRAPHIC DESIGN: Søren Meisner
LIGHT: Mette Hornbek

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