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  • Performers:
  • By Sjón
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  • Icelandic Title: Ufsagrýlur
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  • Director: Rúnar Guðbrandsson
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  • Set Design: Móeiður Helgadóttir
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  • Costumes: Myrra Leifsdóttir
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  • Music: Stilluppsteypa
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  • Lighting: Garðar Borgþórsson
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  • Cast: Aðalbjörg Þóra Árnadóttir, Árni Pétur Guðjónsson, Birna Hafstein, Erling Jóhannesson, Hjálmar Hjálmarsson, Orri Huginn Ágústsson
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  • Premiered in January 2010 in the Hafnarfjörður Theatre 
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  • http://www.labloki.is/
  • Gargoyles is a contemporary morality play that takes the 2008 economical crash in Iceland and its aftermath as its starting point, and even though its outlook is absolutely bleak in its world view and criticism – all our ideas of what is good and just are turned upside down, the innocent are found to be guilty and the wrong doers measure out their own (un)just rewards – it strives to be an uplifting journey through the hell some humans willfully create for themselves and their fellow men. Building on influences that range from Edgar Allan Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death to Pasolini’s Salo, as well as daytime soap and Icelandic folk legends, Gargoyles explores the inner workings of the ethical breakdown that led to the all too real collapse of Icelandic society, utilizing a language that goes from being highly poetic to realistically simple and peppered with its own distorted new-speak made from the economical parlance of the business media.