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The Black Comedy

By spotogspindel | October 28, 2016

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It´s opening night! Bømlo Teater is staging the Black Comedy by Peter Shaffer.

The show is directed by Nina Sele, the scenography is by Janne Robberstad and the lighting-design is by Axel Sundbotten

A classic farce with all the right ingredients:

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A carefully laid plan to sell the struggling artists expressive sculptures to a millionaire goes wrong when the electricity disappears and the lights go out. 90 minutes of misunderstandings and growing panic about what will be revealed when the electricity comes back, set in the 1960´s London.

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A minimalistic set, put together by stage-elements, chairs & tables, two freestanding walls with doors, a bed, and amateur-paintings suspended in wire from ceiling to floor (seems like they are floating mid-air). Easy to pick apart and move about, yet it not only fills the stage, but gives a cosy homely feel to it. Much of it due to the big, yellow back-curtain, which we saved from the municipal town hall who were going to throw it away in their renovating of the former culture-hall.

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A low-budget production, with a lot of re-use among both costumes and furniture and props. The walls with doors are made new for the show, and can easily be taken on tour, stored and used again. Just repaint, and their good as new, adaptable to any show.

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With the great carpenter-help from my new friends/heroes Raymond Ersland and Martin Vika! The invisible metal-work was done for us by Rubbestadneset high school (Thank you!).

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And talking of heroes: Martha Kristiansen, your help and enthusiasm as set-/props-assistent is unchallenged!

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Not to forget Karin Halleraker and Målfrid Aga´s steady hands on the costumes.

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Oh, and notice the old lamps! Also a catch saved from the municipally renovation before they were thrown in the dumpster!

 

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