Inside the Black Forest
A new play by Jon Fosse.
A young man gets into the car and drives away, as far as he can, along a tractor road, past abandoned farms and darkened cabins, until the car gets stuck. Then, the young man decides that he can go into the dark forest to find help.
Inside the Black Forest is an existential suspense drama about loneliness, longing, powerlessness and shame. It is a compelling story about getting lost, in the forest as in life. Because, as the young man says: "I never find my way to anything. Not to cars, not to people."
Inside the Black Forest is staged by director Miriam Prestøy Lie. Together with scenographer Dagny Drage Kleiva and lighting designer Arne Kambestad, she allows the play to unfold inside an enveloping space. Composer Sjur Miljeteig performs the music on stage.
Jon Fosse is one of the greatest contemporary playwrights and has written over 30 plays. He comes from Strandebarm in Hardanger, and although many will recognise the typical Western Norwegian elements in his work, he writes about major universal themes to which people from all parts of the world can relate, such as human relationships and life and death. Today, Jon Fosse's plays are performed all around the globe.
Visuals/poster: Nikolai Torgersen