Above the Town

Theatre Play

 

by Julian Garner
Directed by Rita Abrahamsen
With Bente Kahan and Michaela Spandow
Georg Michael Reiss: clarinet
Tom Karlsrud: accordeon

Premiered in Oslo August 1983, and produced by Cabaretgruppen in Norway.
“Above the town” or “Over Byen” in Norwegian, was Bente Kahan’s first professional appearance in Norway, and her first Yiddish performance.
It was called a Norwewegian-Yiddish cabaret with Yiddish songs and folktales as well as new texts written by the English playwright Julian Garner.
The norwegian press wrote great reviews and welcomed Bente to the Norwegian theatre scene.