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CPHPost - Performance Events: Getting into bed with Berdal at Bøssehuset

May 27th, 2021 9:56 am| by Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja & Puck Wagemaker

The two young protagonists of Riley McCarthy’s Southern Bedfellows take us on a journey of discovery as their love blossoms – a bit like The Blue Lagoon, but non-binary, more armpit hair and more prom night than junior high.

Jody Fish, a revelation in HIT-Copenhagen’s autumn play ‘Harry Clarke’, returns to Bøssehuset, the scene of his triumph, with Annelise Nielsen, who despite her name is another highly promising fellow American actor.

And the coups don’t stop there, as at the helm is Reumert-winning director Christoffer Berdal.

World premiere See this play before anyone, as this is a world premiere that is set to play on stages all over the world after headlining HIT-Copenhagen’s program at first CPH Stage and then Copenhagen 2021 in August.

“I think everybody has experienced there is a part of you that you are not secure about sharing with friends, family lovers or whoever,’’ enthuses Berdal, and it’s true, this play might be about a non-binary couple, but the themes are universal.

What it is to be human Sparks fly when identities are challenged along with their willingness to love each other. Ultimately they come to appreciate what it is to be human.

“Young and old should all watch it together and see each others’ reactions to it,” advises Berdal.

“So we get a discussion between the different generations and learn from each other.” (PW)


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