NORDIC STAGE EVENT 2012
Bastard – a family chronicle is a story dealing with a dysfunctional family. A tale of a father, his four childrens and their partners. The childrens are not close to their father even so, after many years of separation, they receive an invitation to his upcoming wedding. The father has an eerie effect on his surroundings and the reunion becomes increasingly disturbing, when the childrens discover that their father is to marry a former sweetheart of the oldest son.
The famous Danish actor Waage Sandø plays the leading role with an inspired malice and intensity.
The breathtaking performance is packed with powerful visuals. The extravagant set is created by the Icelandic set designer Börkur Jónsson from Vesturport, and the dramatic physical expressions are directed by Gísli Örn Garðarsson; one of the hottest and most talented young directors in Europe. His company, Vesturport, has won prestigious awards, such as the European Theatre Prize: Theatre of the Year 2011.
Bastard – a family chronicle is written by Hollywood scriptwriter Richard La Gravenese in collaboration with Gardarsson. This is Richard La Gravanese’s full length theatre debut! La Gravanese is recognized for moviescripts such as; Bridges of Madison County, The Horse Whisperer, Oscar-nominated The Fisher King. His latest film is Water for Elephants.
The music is composed by the internationally acclaimed Danish-Swedish music-duo Cæcilie Norby and Lars Danielsson. The couple is composing music for the stage as an integrated part of the narrative for the first time. This collaboration uniquely brings together Nordic theatre with the utmost talents within Danish jazz.