In B&K 4-ever, the human instinct and the desire for cruelty are examined. The focus lies on the mechanisms of pleasure and lust that are connected with experiencing and inflicting pain and on the power relationships that come about. Øystein Johansen explores in this performance the power games between the people involved in these gruesome acts: Paul, Karla and the victim. How can someone gain control over someone else and what happens when the search for power becomes overpowering?
The script is inspired by William Shakespeare’s Venus and Adonis
Director: Øystein S. Johansen Performers: Tessa Friedrich and Marius Mensink
Dramaturgy: Jonas Rutgeerts Costumes: Teunis Ruiten Technics: Wout Jansen Graphic design: Romy Brand, Boyd Koers (Vormlust) Production: Eva Sol
Marketing & publicity: Sanne van de Kraats A coproduction with De Nieuwe Oost, School van Gaasbeek and Black Box
Supported by Utenriksdepartementet through stikk.no