August - U.S. PREMIERE
Directed by Larz Knutzon
"Wistful, touching, and poetic. Great fun!"
--Berlingske Journal (Denmark)
Winner of the 2007 "Best Show" Reumert Award, Denmark's foremost recognition in the performing arts, August is a joyously moving and thought-provoking wordless comedy about the basic human condition. Performed by Denmark's "TEATRET" theater company, the story begins quite simply: four individuals go for a stroll in a dark and empty space. Utterly vulnerable to their surroundings, they stumble upon tiny fragments of life we all struggle with--wonder and anxiety, enthusiasm and anger, fear and expectation, victory and defeat. The bumbling quartet soon comes to realize a force bigger than themselves--a state of being between childlike innocence and adult awareness, animal instinct and human rationality. The production is "a formidable clown performance," says Denmark's Jyllands Post. "It tells us about all of the important things in life without one single word."
Explore the Arts: On February 23, join a free post-performance discussion with a moderator and members of the company.
Part of Nordic Cool 2013.