Finding love is hard. Especially when risking everything on a blind date. Even more so if the date happens to be in a brand-new smart home with integrated sign language translation!
Things don’t always go as planned, neither in the real nor the digital world. Unfortunately, the undo button only works in the digital world. Maybe the only solution is to equalize computer systems and human emotions? Why shouldn’t people have the right to re-start or heedlessly blame it on a system error? This performance is a dystopic, yet humorous story about the complicated conditions of love in our very near future.
This is the first production Teater Manu and Jo Strømgren Kompani creates together, addressing our times’ increasing need for the good conversation. Meetings between people are constantly complicated by linguistic challenges, digital mediums, and new norms for what’s accepted to talk about and not. There’s a conversation going on how politics and social life are affected by the trends of times, but little said about the problems they cause to individuals’ need for closeness, and if you are lucky once in a while – also love.
The performance is neither a moral lesson nor a scrutiny into sociology, but rather an absurd mirror image of certain situations that can occur when confusion takes over. The performance’s genre will hopefully be defined as refreshingly new, but noticeably closer to comedy than tragedy.
Duration: 60 minutes
Premiere: Oslo, Norway, 21st of April 2023
Language: Sign language, subtitles on screen
A co-production with Teater Manu
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Directing, text, set design, Choreography: Jo Strømgren
Cast: Ipek D. Mehlum, Ronny Patrick Jacobsen
Light design: Jo Strømgren and Jan Harald Ovrum
Costume design: Bregje van Balen
Production: Jo Strømgren Kompani and Teater Manu
Photos: Jubal Battisti, Tomas Kold