Het Nationale Theater
Wed 22 Dec ’21 19:30 - 21:45
Self-examination of a family adrift
Wed 22 Dec ’21
19:30 - 21:45
  • Wed 22 Dec ’21
    19:30 - 21:45
    Past event

In Hebriana, a summer family reunion turns into a self-examination of this family adrift. There much to be fought about in this family, and that will happen tonight.

The characters can sometimes be harsh, but that often makes them laughably recognizable. Similar to current times, the family is facing a world that has been shaken both politically and ecologically; it’s 1986, the year of the Chernobyl disaster and the shocking political assassination of Prime Minister Olaf Palme. In a masterly way, writer Lars Norén shows how this family – much like us – wants to take on the burden of this world set adrift but, at the same time, is trying very hard to forget it.

The story
Sweden, 1986. A year after the death of their father, three grown sisters reunite in the family house by the sea. They celebrate midsummer evening with their mother, their partners and their guest Axel. As the evening wears on, from beneath the outward successes of the two older sisters and their partners, long-suppressed fears and desires bubble up. Does youngest sister Hebriana, the outsider, hold the key to answer the question: how to live?

Due to the tightened corona measures, this performance has been definitively cancelled.

“Fraai avondje ‘familieverhoudingen’ met puike acteurs.”



Script Lars Norén Translation Karst Woudstra Directed by Erik Whien Cast Soumaya Ahouaoui, Jacqueline Blom, Hein van der Heijden, Keja Klaasje Kwestro, Mark Rietman, Betty Schuurman, Joris Smit and others.