Forestillinger | Wakka Wakka (us) : Made in China

A darkly comedic puppet musical inspired by true events, Made in China is a fantastical exploration of human rights, consumerism and American-Chinese relations as told through the unlikely love story between an odd middle-aged American woman and her Chinese ex-pat neighbor.

Baby pandas, dancing appliances and romping middle-aged lovers populate Wakka Wakka’s universe of tiny-to-huge puppets, belting out original songs. As with climate change in Baby Universe(2010) and the global financial crisis in Saga (2013), the company spins issues of our times into a vastly entertaining tale with surreal dimensions, lots of laughs and powerful take-aways.

Written and directed by Wakka Wakka’s Gwendolyn Warnock and Kirjan Waage, with music and lyrics by composer Yan Li, Made in China features 30 puppets, seven puppeteers, music inspired by both American and Chinese traditions, and animated video.  A co-production with Nordland Visual Theatre, the MiNensemblet and the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College, Made in China ran Off-Broadway at 59E59 in January and February, 2017.

The visit to Porsgrunn is supported by Fritt Ord.

 

“Madly audacious”
Time Out, New York

“The shows visual allure Never ceases”
The New York Times (Critics Pick)

“Giddily surreal … and kooky”
The New Yorker

Performed in English     See trailer here

Wakka Wakka (us) : Made in China

June 12 : 7pm
June 13 : 6pm
June 14 : 6pm

 

Ælvespeilet

 

1h 10ms

 

340
U25: 255

 

TEKST OG REGI
Gwendolyn Warnock
Kirjan Waage

 

SKUESPILLERE
Andy Manjuck
Dorothy Loechel
Hansel Tan Shenwei
Heather Gilbert
Peter Russo
Wei-Yi Lin
Yuekun Wu

 

KOMPONIST
Yan Li

 

MUSIKALSK REGI, LYDDESIGN
Andrew Manjuck

 

MUSIKALSK LEDELSE
MiN Ensemblet

 

MUSIKER
Arnfinn Bergrabb
Hans urban
Lazar Miletic
Max Mamon
Nino Felbab

 

MUSIKERE
MiNensemblet

 

LYSDESIGN
Alex Goldberg

 

SCENOGRAFI
Andrea Osp Karlsdottir
Gloria Sun
Rannveig Gisladottir

 

REKVISITTER
Andrea Osp Karlsdottir
Gloria Sun
Rannveig Gisladottir

 

KOSTYMER
Gwendolyn Warnock
Jack Markussen

 

VIDEO
Andrew Manjuck
Ingvar Kolbjørnsen

 

TEKNIKER
Alex Goldberg
Jan Erik Skarby

 

LYD
Bjørn David Bancel

 

PRODUSENT
in Norway: Figurteatret in Nordland
in US: Gabrielle Brechner

 

HJEMMESIDE
http://wakkawakka.org/site/