Statsteatret goes to America

We give you an offer you can’t refuse. Our fifth play is a mafia-lutefisk story from down-town Chicago.

In 1880 – America we meet a family of Norwegian settlers and their challanges to fit in. Their struggle for lutefisk, protestantism and Norwegian family values. The head of the family, Salomon, not a stranger to misdemeanors, and mafioso behavior leads with a rigorous hand. In this neighborhood the weapons are never far. Will his america reformed son John (former Johannes) back up his father and his views? Will Solomon`s brother, the booz loving police chief look the other way? The sharp and pungent smell of gun smoke, blood and fish is in the air. In the distant you can hear the song of a woman, the vigorous mass murderer from Selbu, Belle Gunness.

1880 – America premieres at Tou Scene in Stavanger on April 24th, and before you know it we’re on a stage near you.

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