Theater: Bluebells before bed
Harpa Arnardóttir‘s play, Bluebells before bed, creates a strong, fascinating world that fluctuates between everyday realism and the poetic. The event will be held in Icelandic.
Mæja and Siggi enter a dead woman's apartment, stepping into a world at once familiar and unnervingly exotic. Gradually, small events take place that will prove real turning points in the main characters' relationship, while it is the arrival of the late Margrét that removes the play from the everyday context upon which it builds.
Mæja: We are fallen trees.
Siggi: In moist moss.
Mæja: Say something beautiful.
Mæja: Thank you.
Bluebells before bed – Audio Drama in the Mountains – Reykjavik Arts Festival 2018
Harpa Arnardóttir‘s new play Bluebells before bed was performed as an audio piece in a mountain yurt in four different locations. Guests turned up at a particular point and took a short walk (20-30 minutes), accompanied by a guide, until they reached a yurt in a select location, far from inhabited areas, where they listened to the play. Margrét H. Blöndal documented the expedition.