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Inspired by a deep artistic conversation with both the grotesque universe and Michael Kvium himself, the award-winning stage director, Giacomo Ravicchio, brings the characters to life and creates a skin-toningly honest and tragicomic caricature of a society where deeply lonely people haughtily carry themselves forward with egosim, self-staging, greed, and lust for power. Like the works of art, this performance also resembles life itself. Helped by laughter, we can freely reflect on the exaggerated creatures and their absurd actions, recognize ourselves and each other in them and understand how their anger and malice hide lostness and fear of being overlooked and pushed out of the community.

Fools’ Paradise is a new co-production between Meridiano Teatret, Operaen i Midten and ZeBU


Cast :

Jan Overgaard Mogensen,

Therese Glahn, Lars Begtrup,

Karin Norrinder

og Serafín Ziquer Xavier

Music: Jerome Baur

Lysdesign: Martin Danielsen

Wardrobe : Karin Ørum

Puppet and masks : Katrine Karlsen

Productions leder: Nicole Johansen

Supperted by : Statens Kunstfond, Dansk Skuespillerforbund, William Demant Fonden, Knud Højgaards Fond, A. P. Møller Fonden, Augustinusfonden, Wilhelm Hansen Fonden, Hoffmann og Husmans Fond, Beckett-Fonden, Louis-Hansen Fonden, Dansk Tennis Fond.

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