Action Theatre

Doraine Green, Arne Nannestad

Fricktreppe 11, 3011 bern

Switzerland


Present Productions

ALZHEIMER'S PERT 1 (OR IS IT PART 2?)

(Personal, political,and theatrical)

 

Total Recall? Trying to remember the 60s and 70s, including the sexual revolution, arrests as suspected spies, drug dealers and terrorists in East Berlin, Munich, and Rome, nude modeling during the Student revolts in Paris, faking antiques in “swinging” London, frightening Ingmar Bergman in Oslo and theatrical styles from political agit prop and abstract improvisation through street theatre to the ultimate audience participation in a Hamburg porno club.

THE LAST TWEET

(a sci-fi fairy tale)

 

A tent in a magical forest. Felix and Yvonne have opted for simplicity when they meet a suicidal tuna fish and an orphaned fawn who let them travel into the past and into the future. Can they prevent the Kennedy assassination? Is there a Heaven? Will there still be men around? And who will have porno movies implanted in their minds? A satirical adventure in time travel and the addiction to technology.

 

HOW THE WEST WAS WON (AND LOST)

(10 episodes in one fast forward play)

 

Wind blows. A heavily pregnant woman and her wise Shaman grandmother, both members of the Khan Clan, flee across the Bering Straits east to Alaska. There they interbreed and produce the Cohens, the FitzKhans, the McCants and the Cannelonis and live through murder, colonialism, financial depression, sex, drugs and fundamentalism, until finally one of them becomes President. But at this moment the West collapses. Was it deliberate? And where is the power now? No, not in China. So where?

 

PEACE THE PERMANENT WAR

(Twitters from another Universe)

 

Natasha and Pierre – not their real names – both are fans of Tolstoy’s “War and Peace”, meet on the internet and go on a canoe expedition. After a terrible accident they end up in an underground cave where they discover an ancient manuscript older than the Bible, the Koran or the Hindu Vedas. This is the Book of Darwina, the Supreme and Original Being, and if it had not been lost, history would have been very different. Will Natasha and Pierre ever escape and spread the Truth? And will Peace finally come to Earth? A “what if” play.

 

DYING FOR OIL, GODS AND iPODS

(An Apocalyptic Comedy)

 

A rainy night. A body in a garden. Whose is it? And how did it get there? We flash back and meet Roger, a failed graffiti artist, and Judy, a nurse with a glamorous stolen identity called Madeleine. With the help of an amazingly versatile i-Pod stolen from an albino monk, they go on a quest to discover who or what is responsible for their frustrations and the terrible state of the World today. On their journey they come across various conspiracy theories, like who killed Kennedy and was Jesus really a lesbian, and travel through oil slicks, Corn Flake fields and a Viking Temple built by the Zionist Marx Brothers. Will our heroes survive? Will Nurse Judy become become a worshipped mass murderess? And what about Baby Pudding? 


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