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The Misfits

Season 2016/2017

From: 22/10/2016 - To: 23/10/2016

Arena del Sole

Via Indipendenza 44 - 40121 Bologna (BO)

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Date of last update: 15/09/2016, 18:48

In a galaxy far, far away... Up in the distant north ... In a grey working class suburb of Göteborg, Sweden ... The year was 1978 and some radical theatre workers founded a theatre company: Backa Teater.
Their aim was to interact with the young people of the community, and especially with the ones who came from the working class or from socially troubled backgrounds. The ensemble searched for scripts, music and theatrical shapes that could describe and connect with the outcast, the troubled youth, the misfits of the Swedish society in 1978. They wanted to use theatre to inspire the younger generation and thereby change the course towards a better world. This performance is a scenic investigation of how social constructions and the need for scapegoats create the misfits of a society. In this choreographic and visual piece 14 actors and one musician reveal the constantly shifting images, attributes and gestures of the antagonistic part that is: The Misfit. The show is part of VIE Festival 2016 programme.

22-23 October - Arena del Sole | Sala Leo de Berardinis

written and directed by Mattias Andersson
set design and costume by Anna Heymowska
choreography Tove Sahlin
hair and make-up design Linda Boije af Gennäs
light design Thomas Fredriksson
sound design & music Jonas Redig
with Stefan Abelsson, Hannah Alem Davidson, Ulf Dohlsten, Ibrahim Faal, Ylva Gallon, Anna Harling, Maria Hedborg, Gunilla Johansson, Mats Nahlin, Josefin Neldén, Ramtin Parvaneh, Ulf Rönnerstrand, Nemanja Stojanovic, Emelie Strömberg, Ove Wolf
production Backa Teater, Göteborgs Stadsteater
coproduction Prospero (Théâtre National de Bretagne, France; Théâtre de Liège, Belgium; Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione, Italy; Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Germany; National Theatre of Croatia / World Theatre Festival Zagreb, Croatia; Athens and Epidaurus Festival, Greece)

National première
Played in Swedish with Italian and English subtitles
Part of VIE Festival 2016

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  • From: 22/10/2016
  • To: 23/10/2016

The Misfits