“an almost hallucinatory experience that creeps under your skin”
B&K 4-ever is based on the true story of two serialkillers; Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka from Toronto, Canada.
On the outside Paul and Karla seemed like the perfect couple. Three months after they met, they began a series of brutal assaults.
The couple videotaped themselves sexually assulting their victims. Later on, those tapes would play an important role in their prosecution.
Up to this day Bernardo insists he never killed anyone.
In B&K 4-ever, the human instinct and the desire for cruelty are examined. The focus lies on the mechanisms of pleasure and lust that are connected with experiencing and inflicting pain and on the power relationships that come about.
Øystein Johansen explores in this performance the power games between the people involved in these gruesome acts: Paul, Karla and the victim.
How can someone gain control over someone else and what happens when the search for power becomes overpowering?
The script is inspired by W. Shakespeares "Venus and Adonis"
Director: Øystein S. Johansen
Performers: Tessa Friedrich and Marius Mensink
Dramaturgy: Jonas Rutgeerts
Costumes: Teunis Ruiten
Technics: Wout Jansen
Graphic design: Romy Brand & Boyd Koers (Vormlust)
Production: Eva Sol
Business leader: Thomas Vandewalle
Marketing & publicity: Sanne van de Kraats
Fotografie: Bart Grietens
Special thanks to: M.H. Hallum
A coproduction with De Nieuwe Oost, School van Gaasbeek and Black Box
Supported by Utenriksdepartementet through stikk.no
24 - 25/10/18 Theater aan de Rijn, Arnhem
8 - 9/11/18 Zaal 3, Den Haag
19 - 20/11/18 Theater Kikker, Utrecht
22 - 24/1/18 Black Box, Oslo
28 - 29/11/18 Theater Gjovik
16 - 17/01/19 Theater Bellevue, Amsterdam
06/02/19 Theater Ins Blau, Leiden