Nordic Cool 2013: Winter Guests, Norway: Bird in Magic Rain with Tears


Feb. 20 - 21, 2013
Terrace Theater
Running Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes
Tickets On Sale: 21/11/2012
Price Range: $34.00 - $34.00

Bird in Magic Rain With Tears - U.S. PREMIERE
Written by Alan Lucien Øyen and Andrew Wale
Directed by Alan Lucien Øyen

"Sends shivers of joy down your spine because it's so elegant, raw, and cheeky"
--Aftenposten (Norway)

How far would you go to be immortalized in cyberspace? In Bird in Magic Rain With Tears, a riveting, multimedia play in two acts, the lengths--and the limits--to this question are precariously navigated by three lost souls whose paths fatefully intertwine: a conceptual artist grieving over her son's death, an HIV-positive boy-prostitute seeking the truth about his past, and a terminally ill, closeted gay businessman longing for the love his marriage could never provide. Starting with a sparse set, up-and-coming Norwegian theater artist Alan Lucien Øyen and his company Winter Guests surround these characters with two revolving walls, juxtaposing their interactions with live video and using smartphones and laptops as the only props. Also taking inspiration from a biography of real-life shipping mogul John Fredriksen, once the richest man in Norway, Øyen treads the boundaries of fact vs. fiction--and how we attempt to stage and preserve our fragile lives. In English.

Explore the Arts: On February 20, join a free post-performance discussion with a moderator and members of the company.

Part of Nordic Cool 2013.

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