BCNU

Original title: 
BCNU
Agegroup: 
Youth
Cast: 
1f, 1m
Author: 

The Girl lives alone with her father in a large empty house. When she meets a silver-tongued man online, she decides to run away from home to seek her fortune. But how far she is willing to go to receive the gifts that the man has promised her? A dark modern fairy tale for young adults, BCNU tells the story of a teenage girl who is looking for intimacy and love in a digital age in which everything has a price. The play explores hazy boundaries, grooming, and transactional sex without moralizing or victim-blaming, and asks difficult questions like: It is okay to let someone buy you a drink when it makes you feel like you owe them something in return? When does a gift become payment?

Press: 

‘We are in a world of fantasies, dreams and boundless leaps of imagination, but also in helpless freefall, in the greyscale reality of a teenager who tries to make her way forward by latching on to the first person she comes across. The magic of the virtual world both frightens and entices her and makes her sexuality, which she in one moment markets as a commodity only to retreat, detached and unsure of herself, in the next, all the more confusing.’ Gregers Dirckinck-Holmfeld, gregersDH

‘The play has impressively well-crafted dialogue and leans towards existentialist theatre in the way it portrays reality. But an Alice-like world of adventure seeps in […] Anne Middelboe Christensen, Information

‘I had expected to go and see a very stern and serious play. It can hardly be anything but when the theme is how far a teenage girl is willing to go sexually in return for attention, money, and gifts. But it can, or so I came to discover. The play was surprisingly funny and weird, which I found very liberating.’ Tina Mikkelsen, Kulturkongen.dk