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Gertrud, a former actress, and Herbert, a retired member of parliament, took their two sons to their summer house. They have yet to come to terms with the unfamiliar state of retirement – they weren’t able to fulfill many of their dreams, although they invested so much time in their careers. Their sons, too, fell short of the expectations: Thomas scrapes by with bit parts on TV and in theatre; David is gay, and works as a teacher and occasional writer. Recently, David has fallen ill; he might – it is an unspoken assumption – die of Aids. It almost seems as if Getrud and Herbert are wishing for just that, as if his death would allow them the illusion of a long and rich life still before them. But Thomas and David ungently return their parents to reality.

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: 14.2.1992 Dramaten, Stockholm (R: Karst Woudstra)