Liberté Egalité Beyoncé


"When the other customers in the karaoke bar - who were singing Beyonce's songs better than her - realized that a reverse revolution was going on, they refused to continue singing and left the karaoke bar. Beyonce was very surprised. Finally someone in power decides to give it to the people and they don't want it? So many years of fights for freedom and now someone gives it to us, but instead of taking it, we refuse it? A strange world we live in, isn't it? And the customers gathered in front of the karaoke bar and started yelling at Beyonce: “How do you dare? We just wanted to sing! Not everything is about politics! Leave us alone! We don't want more responsibilities, we just wanted to sing your songs less good than you, you fucking traitor!”. They started to become aggressive, threatening to destroy the karaoke bar. So the police came and all the reporters from all over the world came too. When they arrived, they immediately noticed Beyonce, standing at the entrance of the karaoke bar, her face covered with bandages. Now she was yelling: “Look what they did to me!”. So the reporters rushed over and began taking photos as Beyonce started to remove the bandages. They expected a cut face, covered with blood or something. Beyonce carefully removed her bandages as they took pictures. When they were all off, they realized that her face was alright. No blood, no injuries, no cuts. Then Beyonce disappeared inside the karaoke bar. Now the reporters started to yell: “Beyonce is a fake! What is this?”. They didn't understand. They didn't realize it was a show. It was theater. Real theater. A reflection of reality." 

Written by: Nicola Bremer § Saga Björklund Jönsson

On stage: Saga Björklund Jönsson, Rickard KLUBBÄGAREN Stierna and Patrik Svedberg

Costume and set design: Saga Björklund Jönsson, Rickard Stierna and Patrik Svedberg

Premiere at Hostpunkt [No] sept 2017

Photos by: Carl Oliver Ander