Count Oederland at White Bear Theatre from 01 Nov
Count Oederland, will be at White Bear Theatre, in Kennington, south London from 1 - 19 Nov 2011.
Written by Max Frisch translated by Michael Bullock, directed by Christopher Loscher, designed by Mike Lees, lighting by Vivienne Clavering and is produced by Cerberus Theatre.
A Public Prosecutor, in the course of investigating the apparently motiveless murder of a bank employee, suffers an aberration of the mind. Lost in thoughts of escape from duty and responsibility the Prosecutor loses his identity; finding it in the legend of Count Oederland. The Count, whose name translates literally as ‘Count Barren Land’ is a fairy tale character who chops down all those who stand in his way with an axe.
The Public Prosecutor’s private act of revolt becomes an infectious underground movement. As more and more people join him and ‘take to the axe’, he becomes the leader of a movement for freedom – responsible for the whole nation – but is this the freedom he dreamt of?