Dramaturgy: Tom W-O Silkeberg
Set Design: Helga Bumsch
Costume Design: Maja Mirković
Choreographer: Damjan Kecojević.
Music: Igor Gostuški
Light Design: Emanuel Arvanitis
Photo: David Skoog
Production: Helsingborg City Theatre, Helsingborg, Sweden, September 17. 2016.
Cast: Gustav Berg, Erik Borgeke, Cecilia Borssén, Tobias Borvin, Nils Dernevik, Jörgen Düberg
Joseph Conrad’s classic novel “Heart of Darkness” and Francis Ford Coppola’s equally famous movie “Apocalypse Now” inspired the German playwright Wolfram Lotz to write his play “The Ridiculous Darkness”.
The “Ridiculous Darkness” is a critical commentary on our times and a story of prejudice and xenophobia in which reality and imagination float together in a jumble of global misconceptions and collective delusions.
This performance doesn’t really see “The Other” from the perspective of a post-colonial discourse sugar coated in a superficial political correctness, but pinpoints the Western European disability to really see and understand anything or anybody stepping outside of the European political project in which “some animals are more equal than the others”.
This is the first opening of this play n Scandinavia.