Eine Art Hades

(A Kind of Hades)
(Ett sorts Hades)
11F / 30M, Minimum cast 15

The locked psychaitric ward, a forecourt to hell. While life outside moves on relentlessly, Norén shows people who dropped out of its order, a panorama of the damaged and the losers: Failed teachers, burned-out managers, a girl that might have been sexually abused by her father, or maybe not, as the invisible is hard to prove. A confused Greek wanders through the room, carrying all his belongings in smelly plastic bags, a Bosnian woman is on the phone, pleading with her husband to flee and take the children, for fear of being murdered – there are reasons for the madness. "A bulky text, providing no consolation, no height of fall, no dramatic development towards moral rehabilitation or political emancipation. It offers nothing but a crass assessment of a normal day in some 'asylum'... What makes for Norén's audacious authenticity of his text is, that he does it completely without the known clichés." (Theater heute)

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: 2.5.1997 Toneelgroep Amsterdam (R: Gerardjan Rijnders)

DSE: 16.5.1998 Staatstheater Kassel (R: Adelheid Müther)