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Hr. X 2022

A NOIR-INSPIRED MULTI-CHARACTER DRAMEDY ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH

UNDER DEVELOPMENT

Film Noir and an electricity of writing meets an intensely playful physical and musical universe in a performance that takes the audience into a world of deep shadows, wrestling hands and heroes plagued by deeply rooted diseases of the body — and our societies. As a performer and a musician tell a story that follows our protagonist Hr. X’s journey into an unpredictable world populated by a sea of characters.

 

In Hr. X we meet a life-weary middle-aged man who has seen it all and then some. Through his work as a night nurse in home care, he has repeatedly experienced how we as a society treat our terminally ill fellow citizens with a bureaucratized cynicism that has pulled the care out of the profession in the name of efficiency and left the sick citizens as another number in a still growing excel sheets. A world in which care has quietly disappeared and a stress level has taken over Hr. X’s life. Now, the proud and skilled nurse he has always seen himself as has been taken over by an insecure and depressed man who has not had a proper night's sleep for years, suffering with low self-esteem and suicidal thoughts. A man who has sunk so far into his depression that he feels he has nothing to give and nothing to lose. We meet him at the moment when he is ready to let go of life, but accidentally gets carried away in a fierce battle against the system and the growing depression in society. A struggle to get humanity back into the health care system.

Hr. X has received generous support from Statens Kunstfond, Beckett Fonden, Københavns Scenekunstudvalg, with development support from Udviklingsplatformen for Scenekunst and production support from Teater FÅR302.

 

A tragicomedy about extinction

Director

Katrina Bugaj (US/DK)

 

Performer

Troels Hagen Findsen (DK)

Composer/Performer

Bebe Risenfors (SE)

Text 

Harald Voetmann (DK)

Scenography & Visual Design

Siggi Palmason (IS)

Costumes

Camilla Lind (DK)

 

Lights

Maria Pi  (DK)