Translating today's Norwegian theatre to the American idiom.

In association with the unbound theatre & Spring Theatreworks

Proudly Presents

The U.S. Premiere of
a play by Jon Fosse
The U.S. Debut of Europe’s Hottest Contemporary Playwright

Translated from the Norwegian by Sarah Cameron Sunde

Caught in a cycle of love, loss, and intense need, a young couple spiral out of a difficult relationship and into a nightmare. A rushed and awkward visit from the Young Man's parents spurs the Young Woman to go out for the evening, leaving the Young Man paralyzed by his need for her love. A routine questioning upon her return reveals a challenge neither one of them is prepared to confront. Filled with rhythm, poetry, and sparse language, this play lives in limbo between reality and a world of symbolism.

Jon Fosse is Norway's pre-eminent contemporary playwright - the single most significant literary voice to come out of Norway since Ibsen. His plays and books have been translated into over 30 languages and professionally produced on more than 240 stages in 36 countries, on four continents -- according to many, he is "the most produced dramatist in Europe today." The U.S. premiere of NIGHT SINGS ITS SONGS in New York City marks Fosse's U.S. debut production.

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"...The man has a surgeon's ability to use the tear loose fragments of life...Kafka himself would have been frightened if he met some of these texts in the dark..."

-- Egil Mikkelsen

Columbine Teaterfarlag:
"...he writes about situations everyone feels involved in, no matter where in the world they a dramatist he digs his way into the human soul..."

-- Berit Gullberg

Westdeutsche Zeitung:
"People will continue to read this work of art one hundred years from now."

Bergens Tidene:
" extremely special voice, a special dramatist...I had the same experience forty years ago when I read plays by the then unknown Harold Pinter..."

-- Louis Muinze


Benefit Launch Party
With special guest: EARLE HYMAN

Including cocktails, hors d'oeuvres provided by SmorgasChef (NYC's hip New Scandanivian restaurant), live music and some of New York's hottest performance artists.

Exclusive reception at 7:30 p.m.
$50 - $150 with special performances

Late comers at 9:00 p.m.

At the David Zwirmer Gallery
525 West 19th Street (10th & 11th Ave.)

Translation Symposium:
June 15, 2004
3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Norwegian Reading:
June 22, 2004
7:00 p.m.
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