Dear Yelena

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  • 1 hour and 30 minutes, no intermission.
  • Price: 6.750 kr.
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Dear Yelena returns following strong reviews from audiences and critics last seasons. 

Dear Yelena

Life is horrible, isn’t it, Yelena?

Dear Yelena returns following strong reviews from audiences and critics last seasons. A group of students pay their teacher a visit, bringing wine and presents under the pretence of wishing her a happy birthday. They are at an important stage in their lives, just finishing high school and just about to step out into the big wide world. It soon becomes clear, however, that their real purpose is anything but celebrating their teacher's birthday, and events spin wildly out of control.

Dear Yelena portrays a conflict of generations and raises major questions about moral boundaries, individualism and arrogance. At what point does drive and ambition turn into aggression, violence and amorality? The play was written in 1980 by Lyudmila Razumovskaya. It gained huge success the world over and has been made into a film. A new translation by Kristín Eiríksdóttir brings the play closer to us in space and time.

Dear Yelena was nominated for two Gríman Icelandic Performing Arts Awards in 2019: Best Actress (Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir) and Best Supporting Actor (Sigurður Þór Óskarsson).

Please note that audience members may find some scenes disturbing.

This performance is not suitable for children under the age of 12.

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