Daddy is finally dead. Walter and Elle, brother and sister, are going to move out of the basement where they’ve been holed up for years while their father and the favorite child, Eric, lived on the upper floors. They have high hopes about the move because now their dreams of fame in the form of a bimbo book and a love affair with a taxi driver in Norway can come true. But first they need to get the old man into the grave and get rid of the favorite child, hopefully for good.

 

Walter and Elle are first world people who drone on about change and a better future, trying to recycle themselves by whatever strange means necessary.

 

Blue eyes is an Icelandic tragi-comedy, with an absurd edge, and tells the story of two siblings from Kópavogur and their earnest desire to renew themselves and start afresh.

In fact, it’s about some other things too such as patriarchy, cruelty, violence and our weak attempts to tell each other the truth – and then of course Blue eyes and the gypsies.

 

Tyrfingur Tyrfingsson (born 1987) has been involved in theatre for as long as he can remember and until 2012 was mainly involved in performance art. He studied theatre theory and practice at the Iceland Academy of the Arts where he graduated with a BA in spring 2011 and later attended Goldsmiths University at London University College studying playwriting. In 2012 Reykjavík City Theatre showed The Little Shed on the Prairie, one of three short plays in NOW!, a showcase for young playwrights.

 

Tyrfingur has received four nominations for the Icelandic Performing Arts Awards in 2013 and 2014 and won as "best newcomer" in 2014.

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Author: Tyrfingur Tyrfingsson

 

Director: Vignir Rafn Valþórsson

 

Performers:  Arndís Hrönn Egilsdóttir, Arnmundur Ernst B. Björnsson og Hjörtur Jóhann Jónsson

 

Set: Brynja Björnsdóttir

 

Costumes: Brynja Björnsdóttir

 

Lights: Garðar Borgþórsson

 

Sound: Garðar Borgþórsson

 

Music: Högni Egilsson

 

Assistant director: Pétur Ármannsson

 

Internship: Viktoría Blöndal