Does the fool have a place in society today and who is he?
In the performance FOOL we meet the modern fool who has devoted his whole life to this role and to his modern “fool technique”. His methods lead him into great moral dilemmas, and radical choices must be made. Choices that ends up pushing him over the edge
“I have studied people. I know what they will do before they do it. That’s why I have an advantage. I’m always one step ahead.”
FOOL is a devised performance created in close collaboration between director Erik Pold and actor Johannes Lilleøre. They have had an on-going artistic collaboration through a number of years, looking into ways of performing and acting that blurs the borders between fiction and reality and investigates a direct relationship and dialogue with the audience. In this performance they play with a recognisable figure who acts and speaks in an absurd manner and allows himself to be both ridiculous, provocative and reckless at the same time, the way of the fool. Taking inspiration from among others Donald Trump, it has become a story about the little man you fear a little.
“The Middle Ages is on its way back, and in the new Middle Ages the fool is in charge”