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  • By Halldór Laxness. Adapted by Baltasar Kormákur, Ólafur Egill Egilsson and the group
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  • Icelandic Title: Gerpla
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  • Director: Baltasar Kormákur
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  • Set design: Gretar Reynisson
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  • Costumes: Helga I. Stefánsdóttir
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  • Soundscape: Gísli Galdur Þorgeirsson
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  • Lighting: Lárus Björnsson
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  • Cast:Atli Rafn Sigurðarson, Björn Thors, Brynhildur Guðjónsdóttir, Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Lilja Nótt Þórarinsdóttir, Ólafía Hrönn Jónsdóttir, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Ólafur Egill Egilsson, Sindri Birgisson, Stefán Hallur Stefánsson
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  • Pemiered on the 12th of February 2010 on the Main Stage of The National Theatre of Iceland 
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  • www.leikhusid.is/leikhusid/english
  • Several of Iceland’s Nobel laureate Halldór Laxness’ novels have been adapted successfully to the stage, but now Gerpla (1952), one of his most loved novels is staged for the first time. In Gerpla Laxness sets about dismantling the Icelanders’ ideas about the Saga Age and its heroes. At the same time, Gerpla delivers harsh criticism of violence and war, and is an unflinching settling of accounts with hero worship and megalomania throughout history. In a vibrant, funny and theatrically imaginative production, Baltasar Kormákur explores the relationship between the Icelandic nation and its cultural and ideological heritage.