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FALLING APPLES

The lives of thirteen people unfold in an epic landscape of intimate moments. They meet and slide apart, fall and rise. Everyone looking for a solid ground while asking themselves how can we stand on our own two feet when we know nothing about the foundations? "Falling Apples" is a Chekhovian tale from our time.

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Anna and Nikolai are siblings and live very different lives. One of them is the heir to their parents farm, the other lives in Italy restoring rwnaissance paintings. Their life and expectations suddenly changes when their parens are in a car accident. Many people are also affected by the accident in various ways.

"Falling Apples" is about finding meaning in life when the parent who always sort things out, disappear. Why do people do their choices: What expectations about life, love and work, about the present and the future, do these young people have, and why? Will the meetings between them change anything? Falling Apples presents a world in miniature where you only survive if you choose to party rather than cry. 

"Falling Apples" is a text for an ensemble with thirteen equal roles. The text is has flexible movements in time and space, and alternation between larger ensemble sequences and short dialogues and monologues. A web of events in a mix of both with theatrical more realistic parts contain both the subtle and deep seriousness.

Epilogue to the novel "Falling Apples" (In norwegian)

"It is a very rare gift for any director to be given the opportunity for such a beautifully crafted script, with so much room for creativity and performance expansion. The best stories we tell in the theater carry with them a secret truth, and Falling Apples is elegant and compelling, opening up a subconscious journey of discovery." 
Peta Hanrahan, director

TEAM IN AUSTRALIA

PETA HANRAHAN 

Director and design

ELIZABETH HUEY WILLIAMS

JAMES BOLTON
BRIANAGH CURRAN
TINA LEAH
TIMMY KNOWLES
FIONA SCARLETT
ROBERT WARBURTON
JESSICA STEVENS
STEVEN PSORAS
LAURA BURZACOTT
BEN O`CONNOR
SAMUEL DUNCAN 
MARISSA O`REILLY

Actors

PREMIERE

September 2016
La Mama Theater, Melbourne

TEAM IN NORWAY

PATRIK ASPLUND STENSETH,  ANDREA VIK, THEA BORRING LANDE, ANDERS RUMMELHOFF, SOFIA KNUDSEN ESTIFANOS, JO ADRIAN HAAVIND, IDA HOLTEN WORSØE, INGA IBSDOTTER LILLEAAS, IVAR FURRE AAM, HANNE GJERSTAD HENRICHSEN, TOM STYVE, JARL FLAATEN BJØRK, ELISABETH HAGLI AARS, MARIANNE USTVEDT

Actors reading texts at the book launch in 2017.

GUIDE
FRA TEKST TIL SCENE

by Lene Therese Teigen

 

TRANSLATIONS

English, Spanish


PUBLISHED

2016, Transit Forlag
 

REVIEWS
"Falling Apples" by Narrell Harris

 "Menneskeheten i et epleskall" 

av Karen Frøsland Nystrøyl

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