A pop-epos about self discovery
After 14 years with an overprotective mother, Parzival meets the world for the first time. (S)he is surprised, confused and seduced by the reality (s)he knows nothing of. If your whole world has been filled with you, who are you then when you suddenly meet another person?
The lauded director Anders Paulin makes his debut at Backa Theatre and Gothenburg poet Lina Ekdahl has written the text. Magnus Haglund and Isak Eldh have composed the music of this pop-studded 13th century myth, which clashes with challenging dramatic art and takes the audience on an epic adventure to get lost in.
Premiere: 27 September 2014
By Lina Ekdahl
Based on Wolfram von Eschenbach's piece
Edited and directed by Anders Paulin
With Ylva Olaison, Ramtin Parvaneh, Mia Ray, Ulf Rönnerstrand, Emelie Strömberg
Musicians Stefan Abelsson, Mats Nahlin, Bo Stenholm
Set and costume design, light Sutoda
Music composed by The marble fauns