Susie Wang (Norway)

Susie Wang (Norway)


Existential splatter-theatre for adults. 

Somewhere Deep South, in an all-red hotel lobby. Betty, the receptionist, is busy typing, when Danny appears with a silver briefcase chained to his wrist. After checking in, Danny wants to go to the museum, but then he sees Violet. She sits in the lounge sipping the welcome drink, while breast-feeding her baby daughter. 

Danny and Violet strike up a conversation and quickly bond. Violet notes that her daughter looks a lot like Danny. A lot. Could he possibly be the father? What is in his briefcase? When does the museum close? And what about the future? 

The afternoon in the lobby becomes increasingly bizarre and blood will flow until dreams and hallucinations and theatre merge into a wild genre blend.

The Norwegian theatre group Susie Wang has quickly become one of Norway’s most prominent theatre companies. It was formed in 2017 by writer and director Trine Falch, composer and sound designer Martin Langlie, actor Mona Solhaug and set designer Bo Krister Wallström. 

Trine Falch and Bo Krister Wallström have previously visited Baltoscandal festival in 2002 as members of artist collective Baktruppen and their show “Very Good”.

“It is obviously great to be human, but it’s not like we aren’t part of nature simply because we are conscious beings. Culture is mistaken when it tries to escape from nature. And the faster we run, the harder the crash when we meet. What we left behind as the Garden of Eden now comes at us like a living hell. Perhaps it’s best to play dead. Susie Wang plays dead and alive, as naturally as we can.”
– Susie Wang on their trilogy about human nature

“I can safely say that I’ve never seen anything quite like Burnt Toast (…) a disturbing yet tender tale of love and cannibalism.“
– New York Times

Wed 3.07 22:30 Rahu hall BUY TICKET 

Thu 4.07 20:00 Rahu hall BUY TICKET

Duration: 85 min
In English with Estonian subtitles.
Recommended age 16 +
Contains depictions of violence and scenes featuring blood.

Concept Susie Wang; Text/direction Trine Falch; Scenography Bo Krister Wallström; Music/sound Martin Langlie; Light Phillip Isaksen; SFX Fanney Antonsdottir; Stagecraft design Antti Bjørn; Carpentry Jon Løvøen; Stagecraft, live Simen Ulvestad, Jon Løvøen, Lars Halvorsen; Language consultancy: Dean Clark, Sarah Valentine; With: Kim Atle Hansen, Julie Solberg, Mona Solhaug, Phillip Isaksen, Fanney Antonsdottir.                                                 

Co-production Black Box Theatre                                                                                                                                                                    
Supported by Arts Council Norway, The Audio and Visual Fund and Visual Artists Fund