Mitt liv som Elsa* (My Life as Elsa)

Premiére date6 Jul. 2012
CoproducersThe Touring Theatre of Trøndelag
AudienceAdults
LanguageNorwegian
ExpressionsBiographical theatre, Comedy, Solo
Running period6 Jul. 2012  
Durationca. 1 time og 30 minutter
WebsiteTurnéteatret i Trøndelag

About Mitt liv som Elsa* (My Life as Elsa)

Mitt liv som Elsa* (My Life as Elsa) is a production by and with Elsa Lystad, in which she, accompanied by Petter Anthon Næss, sums up her life onstage and offstage.

The production was produced and directed by Peter Brandt.

Mitt liv som Elsa opened three days prior to the main character's 82nd birthday the summer of 2012.

*Not yet translated into English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

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Press review

Lillian Bikset, Lyspunktet Lystad (the title can mean The Spotlight of Lystad as well as The Good Thing about Lystad), Dagbladet, 07.07.2012:

"Petter Anthon Næss, who functions as a musical partner and a textual anchor may be who describes it the best: 'She talks like a wheel of fortune'. That's right. As a wheel of fortune the woman onstage is unpredictable and quick to change directions. One never knows exactly where she is to stop or in what direction she will next go off. Mitt liv som Elsa* (My Life as Elsa) is a show filled with digressions, ideas and sudden switches. But even more than a wheel of fortune, Elsa Lystad is a bringer of good fortune. (...) Generosity is the most important keyword. Generosity towards those she talks about, generosity towards those she talks to. That she also is the owner of an ironic intellect definitely doesn't puncture this generosity, it underlines it."

*Not yet translated into English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

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