george - the last to go
In November 1998 Kulturforeningen Korona (the Cultural Association Korona) had premiere with the play’George - The Last To Go’ by Harold Pinter. An absurd comedy thriller.
I played one of the two characters.
In the program it said:
It was a performance where action was a tension in the air or in the minds of the audience. Where words are important, but not for their meaning. The theatre of the absurd is about the difficulties of talking to each other: Do we talk at cross purposes, because we are afraid of being understood? Then, what is it, we are afraid of? And why did they, despite that, have an indomitable will to speak with each other? The comical situation arose from the difficulties between that and the will of trying anyway.
The atmosphere was emphasized by the minimalist scenography, lighting and dramatic sound. The two electric wheelchairs technical advantages were an integral part of the piece.
The play had premier in November 1998 at Entre Scenen. Here played 11 times during November / December.
In 1999, the play was included in the Danish Amateur Theater Festival in Grenaa arranged by DATS.
In year 2000 it was again included at ’The Meeting Place’ in Slagelse organized by DATS.
Later in 2000 ‘George - The Last To Go’ was performed in English at’The 2nd International Amateur Theater Festival of Girona - EL Pati’ in Spain.
The same year at 'The VII Annual International Contemporary Dance Conference and Performance Festival' in Bytom and Krakow - Poland. The festival was organized by Slaski Teatr Tanca.
In 2003 it was played at ‘Kulturama’ in Ridehuset, Aarhus organized by Kulturhus Aarhus Cultural House).
A struggle for power starts.
Said and written about 'George - The Last to go':
Jyllandsposten in an interview with director Jesper Toft Hasseltoft):
The performance was supported by Kulturfonden (The Cultural Foundation), Aarhus Kommunes Kulturpulje (Aarhus Municipality Cultural Pool) and Vanførefonden.