Bobby Fischer wohnt in Pasadena

(Bobby Fisher Lives in Pasadena)
(Bobby Fischer bor i Pasadena)
2F / 2M

Gunnel has invited her husband, Carl, and their children Ellen (40) and Thomas (32), to the theatre. They expect to harmoniously wrap up the rare get-together in Gunnel's and Carl's apartment that Thomas moved back into after being released from a psychiatric clinic. But the theatre drama continues here, in private: Gunnel's and Carl's marriage has cooled off, as both feel burdened by Thomas' depression and his schizoid episodes. The parents fail to find a reason for this. Thomas finds this amusing, and in return waxes philosophically about madness and normality, and talks about his idol, the chess world champion Bobby Fisher, who "supposedly is always on the run, moving from one hotel to the next." Ellen, a teacher, is secretly drinking again. Seven years ago, her drinking had prenatally damaged her daughter, who then died soon after birth. The family meeting becomes a fiery beacon. By next morning, all the wounds seem to have healed, and Gunnel, Carl, and Thomas leave for a trip in the country together. But Ellen stays behind, and she will commit suicide in her parent's apartment – something that she had planned long ago.

Lars Norén

Lars Norén

Lars Norén (born in 1944 in Stockholm). He started writing at the age of thirteen; his first collection of poems Syrener, snö was published in 1963. Since then he has been writing poetry, novels, theatre-, television- and radio plays. ...

Plays by Lars Norén






U: 21.10.1990 Schwedisches Fernsehen (R: Vibeke Bjelke)

DSE: 6.3.1999 Staatstheater Wiesbaden (R: Daniel Karasek)