Why run? To escape, to chase, to win. To be a hero. Edoardo Erba’s single-act play ‘Marathon’ asks this question of the audience in brilliant style: the play exists in a constantly entertaining dichotomy between the epic philosophies and insights of its characters, and their often hilarious outbreaks into malice and vulgarity as the play’s competitive and aggressive subtext breaks the skin of the two flawed, very human men in it.
This version of ‘Marathon’, translated by Colin Teevan, gets its Scandinavian premiere in Krudttønden in the capable hands of That Theatre Company. Well-known British actor in Copenhagen (and Weekly Post columnist) Ian Burns makes his directorial debut, and Mark and Steve, two amateur joggers in training for the New York Marathon, are played by Reumert Award winner Benjamin Stender and RADA graduate Rasmus Mortensen.