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BE RGE N INTE RNAT I ON AL FE STIVAL 2 019 074 The Imaginary Invalid t Norwegian premiere D EN N AT IO N AL E SC EN E STO RE SC E NE DAT E/ T IM E Thursday 23– Saturday 25 May at 19:00 Unbridled satire about pills, enemas and diagnosis hysteria. Argan is not feeling well. Those around him are not feeling too good either, surrounded as they are by his numerous pill bottles, stomach remedies and stories of disease. Fortunately, he has a daughter of marrying age, and with the prospect of getting a doctor as a son-in-law, Argan could not care less about who she really wants to marry. It is just so convenient to have someone with a prescription pad in the family. FEST I VI T I ES The Imaginary Invalid by Molière Stefan Larsson direcor Jens Sethzman set, light Nina Sandström costumes Nathalie Pujol make-up, hair Mikael Berg assistant director David Nyström music, film Sven-Åke Heed translation Mikael Persbrandt, Petra Mede, Jessica Liedberg, Johan Wahlström, Alexandra Zetterberg Ehn, Pelle Grytt cast D URAT I O N 2:30 including interval L A N GUAGE Performed in Swedish. T I C K ET Standard: 450/550/630 Senior: 405/495/567 Under 30: 190 FiB Fordel: 360/440/504 Behind the scenes, his personal assistant is working hard to contain the damages caused by this colossal baby of a man. The despotic and hypochondriacal person who dominates his surroundings with bowel cleansings and multi- ple diseases is portrayed by Mikael Persbrandt. The director is Stefan Larsson, who next year takes the position of theatre director at Den Nationale Scene (The National Stage, Bergen). The two have collaborated on several occasi- ons and made great success with Strindberg's Dødsdansen (The Dance of Death) during the Bergen International Festival three years ago. In Bergen, Molière's wild comedy from 1673 becomes an obnoxiously funny confrontation with diagnosis hysteria and alternative medici- ne, and with what happens when you read the Encyclopedia of Common Diseases as if it were erotic literature. 'Persbrandt proves he is one of our greats' – EXPRESSEN Supported by AS Bergen Theater and the Dramatic Society Sponsored by Argentum 074 #FE STSPILLEN E19