|THE UGLY ONE > ICELAND NATIONAL THEATER 2008
A play by Marius Von Mayenburg translated by Bjarni Jónsson.
Director: Kristín Eysteinsdóttir
Actors: Dóra Jóhannsdóttir, Jörundur Ragnarsson, Stefán Hallur Stefánsson and Vignir Rafn Valþórsson.
ABOUT THE PLAY: We get to know Lárus. He is ugly. So ugly that he is not assignes to promote his new invention on behalf of his company on a conference in Brig. Lárus is very surprised by this decision, and when his cowokers and his wife say they can understand the company's decision, Lárus makes his own decision that will completly change his life - and his look. How can it be in a modern society that one can not perform his own lecture because of the way he looks? What does a man that radiates repulsion only with his existance to fit in? This Play by Marius Von Mayenburg is excellently written exploration on image and face value and on peoples ruthless judgement. Performed in a simple and raw manner by the actors, the art of the actor is in the flashpoint of this cutting edge play.
ABOUT THE MUSIC: All the music in this play was performed bby the actors on the stage using a kalimba, and the soundscape was performed with a Shure SM57 microphone, paper, pen og dispensable waterglasses.