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A devised, collaborative ensemble piece
Directed by Jeremy Thomas-Poulsen
2017

Alex Lehman (Photo by Ola V. Wagner)

“From impassioned poetry reading to singing and sword-fighting Civil War re-enactments, ‘A Patriot’s Guide to America’ highlights many juicy and contested elements in American history. Stabs are made across the board on topics ranging from race, colonisation and cultural appropriation, to disagreeing histories and biased narratives.

Colour-blindness oozes from a theatrical display of a ’60s America and, sadly, today’s world. Numerous jabs are made at problematic and present-day supremacist remarks as well as an ultimate unwillingness to wrestle with reality.This production, put on by director Jeremy Thomas-Poulsen, raises audience hairs in its breadth of sadistically staged humour. Cued lights and designated props…The band’s exquisitely jazzy soul performance offer an irrevocable asset to the show. ” (Cph Post 2017)
Cph Post gives A Patriot’s Guide to America ★★★★ (4 stars) 

Over 250 years ago, the American Dream filled people with hopes and dreams. Many years later, what has happened to the American Dream – and what is it today?

All the performers and the director originate from the United States but have at some point decided to move to Denmark. They each have a special reason for living in a foreign country and very different interpretations of the American Dream and what it means to them.

Developed from America’s founding documents along with poetry and other important works that formed the United States of America, this production will mix history, music and poetry with physical theatre.

 

Director: Jeremy Thomas-Poulsen

Cast: Alex Lehman, Tina Robinson, Tom Hale

Band: Jeppe Cloos, Asger Soegaard and Anders Hermansen

Dramaturg: Rasmus Rhode

Producer: Down the Rabbit Hole Theatre

Co-producer: Teater Ord/Blindt

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