winter guests / Alan Lucien Øyen

The American Moth

Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti

    Friday 02 July H 20:00

    Saturday 03 July H 19:00

    Sunday 04 July H 19:00

stalls / stalls box / I circle box € 50
II and III circle box € 40

Direction and Choreography

Alan Lucien Øyen


Liv Ullmann, Tom Remlov, Yvonne Øyen, Andrew Wale, Lee Yuan Tu/Yi-Chi Lee, Olivia Ancona, Douglas Letheren, Meng-Ke Wu/Tsai-Chin Yu, Zander Constant

Music performed by

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

Set & light design

Alexandre Desplat

Musical director and conductor


Musical assistant

Romain Allender

Sound design

Gunnar Innvær

Camera production

M12 Kultur

Senior project manager

Annika Ostwald

International touring

Menno Plukker Theatre Agent

The text and choreography is developed collaboration with the performers.

Co-production The Kennedy Center for Peforming Arts, Washington D.C. / The National Theatre and Concert Hall, Taipei / The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, Oslo / The Bergen International Festival, Bergen / Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Supported by Arts Council Norway, Fond For Lyd og Bilde

What’s loved and what is lost?
The American Moth, an international co-production by Alan Lucien Øyen and his company Winter Guests, is a hybrid, multi-medial performance combining dance, theatre in multiple languages and cinematic live video.
Featuring an extraordinary cast, including the legendary Liv Ullmann, The American Moth is a poetic exploration of the sympathies and resentments at play in inter-generational relationships – what’s loved and what’s lost, experience, memory, time. But leaping between hearts from old to young and back again, love is never alone, fear leaps alongside it. Undeniably influenced by the ongoing global pandemic, The American Moth reveals a series of personal stories in a stripped-down, confessional format. Amid the lies and labours of an increasingly confused world, an ancient demon grows stronger. A shared anxiety, while causing us to huddle together, threatens to tear us apart.
With The American Moth – looking both backwards and forwards in time – Alan Lucien Øyen and a cast of truly extraordinary performers, will attempt to reconnect with the wisdom that the modern world is rapidly losing.