Night Passage

“You do not leave the room indifferent” – Aftonbladet
“Striking interpretations of the talented actors” – Aftonbladet
“A play that gives voice to those who don’t have one and eyes to those who refuse to see reality” – TimeOut, Spain
“Gustav Nordmark’s sound design makes the heart pound faster” – Aftonbladet
“The trilingualism of the play create its own dramatical effect” – Aftonbladet
“A simple but efficient play” – Expressen
“It opens up a lyrical dimension and a larger perspective on responsibility” – Expressen

2016, Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Stockholm, and Teatro del Barrio, Madrid.

Produced by Stå!Gerillan with the support of the Swedish Art Council, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee and the Writers Guild of Sweden.

It’s getting dark. A night train is moving through Europe. On board the train is Miriam, two night passengers and the usher, who is also conducting the train. They are all going the same way. But as the night gets closer, their journey takes an unexpected direction.

On an empty field in no-man’s-land hundreds of people stand waiting. Most of them are carrying bags. Some of them are carrying children. They stand in square formations, 40 people per square. They’re also on their way. They’re waiting for a night train.

Night Passage is a story that originates from a true event that happened in Macedonia in 2015. What happens to the person whose worldview is controlled by suspicion? How long does it take for fear to take hold? When it’s dark, and we don’t know where to go, what are we willing to pay to be able to do the right thing?

A tale of suspicion, fear and moral courage.

The play is performed in three different languages and is therefore also subtitled.