Gold Rush

November 6th - 27th 2010

NyAveny

Who where they, these sorry guys wandering around the wastelands of Alaska looking for gold back in those days of the 1920s? Don’t think to long about the daring, fighting optimist with a dream to warm his heart. The truth is: most of them where just tourist, travelling around Alaska to get a good laugh over those poor bastards actually looking for the gold.
When one of these sad souls had fought his way into the deepest wilderness looking for the golden dust there were already a couple of tourist waiting there laughing at him.
We wanted to do that, too! We wanted to laugh all we could at somebody else’s dream. Is that allowed? And is the joke on you if you dream and it isn’t likely at all that that dream will come true?
GULDFEBER starred a spastic, dyslectic, muslim immigrant in the main character as Chaplins little tramp strolling around in the mountains of Klondyke that against all odds ends up with the girl and the gold.
The film was a heartbreaking comedie; or a drama clowning its way towards the ridicoulous ending.
The performance was an assault. We had a tramp with spastic paralysis. And we let him live a story about a man, who gets it all in the end.
Nobody knows whether Amir Becirovic gets what he dreams of. But in that hour the performance played, we teased him with the big happy ending and took him through all the hardship of the film. We beat him up, put him on fire and forced him to eat a shoe.
GULDFEBER was all about our love for great stories and how much we need (other peoples) misery to create a happy ending. As other of our performances this one was created by our fascination of Hollywoods skills in being great storytellers and very condecending toward reality all at the same time.

Cast Amir Becirovic, Sigrid Kandal Husjord, Daniel Norback, Søren Poppel
Directed and written by Tue Biering and Jeppe Kristensen
Set-design Sigurður Óli Pálmason
Light design Raphael Solholm
Sound design Emil Bøll
Graphic/photo Søren Meisner
Venue  NYAVENY, Åben Scene, Frederiksberg Allé 102, 1802 Frederiksberg C
6. – 27. november 2010

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