All right. I could not help myself from (almost) quoting the strict dance teacher from 80’s-series Fame. Last night it just seemed so spot on.
Five fine young actors entered the stage at The Danish National School of Performing Arts to reveal to their audience how they each imagined their final play. This was as different and humorous as; being a calm step dancer, getting deep into your soul, living out your inner hot movie star, falling into a big black hole and wanting all the fame in the world. And here we go; welcome to the final play of this years’ talented students:
Nina and the Symphony of Sorrowful Songs.
The play is a triple play, concerning the hard work of the young actors setting up their play, their personal relations – in present and in a much more serious future – and finally questioning the role of the theatre itself. In the latter, it is a cheap trick to turn the stagelight around and let the actors become the audience, watching a stage of audiences. However, the trick does work with such a talented crowd on stage.
The young performers got their inspiration from the play “The Seagull” by Anton Tjekhov, but somehow they manage to get it up to date with their own generations’ thirst for fame, way too much alcohol and selfishness. Even to the point where you have to ask yourself if it is these spoiled kids or the society around them that need to pull themselves together?
Have we seen this line acted out before? Oh, yes! But I guarantee the you have never seen it LIKE THIS before. Young and fresh talent is best spotted before it hits the real world (like their characters on stage). So do not miss the opportunity to see it rise and shine … who knows if there is a new Nicolas Bro or Nikolaj Lie Kaas hiding in the crowd?
All final plays are on for free until the 4th of June. Get your tickets.
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