Lille Leiolf is a performance about the ambitious and demanding process of writing a fourth act to Ibsen’s Little Eyolf.
We meet a director who, together with three actors, makes an attempt to create a contemporary sequel by moving Ibsen’s characters into the present.
In Ibsen’s play we meet Rita and Alfred Almers. Rita is jealous of her son Eyolf, the poor lame boy who receives Alfred’s full attention. When Eyolf drowns Rita and Alfred experience intense emotion and are full of reproach, but only a few hours after the accident, they are reconciled. They make a plan to start a boys’ home they will run together.
Something remains unresolved in Little Eyolf, and Lille Leiolf’s director wants to dive deeper into Ibsen’s characters and suggest how things might develop between Rita and Alfred when establishing the orphanage together. Should they create something else instead, considering the action is being moved to our own time? The dramatist has made several suggestions, but there is severe disagreement about which is the right course of action. And is it certain that Eyolf really drowned? Wasn´t it just the crutch that lay floating?
This performance is not for kids. Can be seen by youth from +16 year
+ Aftertalk 7. november
Aftertalk with the artists behind Lille Leiolf, Eirik Willyson and Hildur Kristinsdottir. The conversation will be in Norwegian.