Norway's most exciting independent theatre company brings their biggest and most spectacular performance ever! Not to be missed!

As ancient as time itself, is our desire to tell stories. In Coelacanth we follow two playwrigts in desperate pursuit of a good story. In Williamsburg, New York they come across Frank, a struggling alcoholic who drinks himself to death, leaving behind an incomplete manuscript in the hands of his young daughter...

We follow the development of the script and the rehearsals of the play in parallel with surprising, emotional display of human destinies in a story that travels from Boston to LA, Tokyo in the 90’s to contemporary Bergen and New York.

The show offers a unique, but also wild and humorous insight into the life behind the scenes of the theater. Conficts arise as the script nears completion and the rehearsals commence…

Coelacanth is a play that will see you absorbed in moving performances, exquisite dance, beautiful music and a visually stunning set design for a theatrical event that Bergen has not seen since Robert LePage visited the festival with his "Dragons Trilogy" in 2004.

Presented over 5 hours, with 12 musicians on stage and a strong international ensemble of dancers and actors, this is a rare opportunities to see a work by one of Norways most remarkable and ambitious theatre creators – Alan Lucien Øyen and his company winter guests.

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