The National Theatre of Iceland
by Mikael Torfason
Directed by Una Thorleifsdóttir
"The play raises many provocative questions, without trying to give simple answers.
You can't but listen intensively and get involved with all your heart and being."
--Rúv (the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service)
Starring Elma Stefanía Ágústsdóttir and Snorri Engilbertsson, Harmsaga is a new, contemporary love story about everything that went right and, perhaps more importantly, everything that went wrong. Ragnar and Sigrún, a young married couple with two small children, desperately try to save a relationship that is about to destroy them. She's a student, lonely and depressed at times, seeking friendship through the Internet. He's jealous and possessive, spying on her actions online. As recollections of their lives become a part of the quarrel, their love, heartache, broken promises, and shattered dreams are exposed in the process. Tensions mount to a shocking final scene, leaving no winner or loser in the devastating game they must play.
Free Explore the Arts Post-Performance Discussion: March 15
In English. Recommended for mature audiences.
Performance Timing: 90 minutes, with no intermission.
Part of WORLD STAGES: International Theater Festival 2014