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  • Name:

    Swans Mate for Life

  • Created by:

    Audur Ava Ólafsdóttir

  • Icelandic title:

    Svanir skilja ekki

  • Director:

    Charlotte Böving

  • Set design:

    Eva Signý Berger

  • Costume design:

    Eva Signý Berger

  • Music:

    Ragnhildur Gísladóttir

  • Lighting design:

    Magnús Arnar Sigurðarson

  • Choreographer:

    Melkorka Sigríður Magnúsdóttir

  • Performers: Baldur Trausti Hreinsson, Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir, Ólafía Hrönn Jónsdóttir
  • Producer:

    The National Theatre of Iceland

  • When and where premièred?:

    February, 2014

  • Webpage: leikhusid.is
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  • Excerpts from reviews:

    "All though Auður Ava is first and foremost a novelist she demonstrates in this play that she has plenty to bring when it comes to Icelandic playwriting as she constantly surprises the audience. The play sits with you, the questions are more aggressive than they seem at first and the future possibilities seem improbable yet there they are right in front of us." - Þorgerður E. Sigurðardóttir, Icelandic National Radio, RÚV.

    "A sizzling kick out of the comfort zone…" **** Bryndís Loftsdóttir, Menningarpressan.

        • What is it?: A new play about the peculiar nature of marriage. A married couple seeks help from a psychologist. Their teenage son insists on keeping his cap on during dinner and hides graffiti spray paint cans under his bed. He has changed so much since he was five years old. The psychologist proposes a nontraditional therapy.