An Epp-ic encounter
The novel Epp (1965) by Axel Jensen is one of the most remarkable examples of Norwegian science fiction. Set in a dirty and dilapidated block of flats, it’s a satire on the welfare state with a strong nostalgia for the future – a belief that freedom is just around the corner.
Tormod Lindgren’s version of Epp adapts the novel into an adult puppet play. Lindgren founded Theater Corpus in 2017 and he has previously staged Edvard Munch’s The City of Free Love, and Simplicissimus, about the German satire magazine which opposed Nazism during the Weimar Republic. He will be discussing the production and Axel Jensen’1s novel with Torgrim Eggen, who published his major biography of Axel Jensen, Fra smokkentilOvnen, in 2019.
The talk starts in the bar immediately after the performance.
Mia Bull-Gundersen, moderator