Me Near

Premiére date2 Mar. 2019
Produced byThe National Theatre
Based onMe Near by Arne Lygre
ExpressionsTheatre, Drama
Running period2 Mar. 2019  

About Me Near

Me Near (2019) was a theatre production by The National Theatre, based on the play by Arne Lygre. The production was performed in the theatre's venue Amfiscenen.

Sigrid Strøm Reibo directed it.

Kjersti Botn Sandal played the role of She.

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    At the website of The National Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Me Near:

    "She needs to change her life. She has thought about it for a long time. Get out of a relationship she's never felt fully settled in. Then, all of a sudden, her mother dies, and during the span of two days, everything changes. How could one singular event make you take control of all you've let slide for years?

    The award-winning playwright Arne Lygre is known for his poetic and intimate texts about human relationships. As a resident playwright at The National Theatre, Lygre wrote Let You Be, the winner of The Hedda Award in the best text for the stage category in 2017.

    The table is set for a daring fusion in the venue Amfiscenen, when director Sigrid Strøm Reibo and stage designer and costume designer Katrin Nottrodt now takes Me Near to the stage for the first time. For what happens when Lygre's subtle text meets the two acclaimed maximalists, known for their colourful, playful performances? You may remember the great success of As You Like It, performed at the main stage in 2017?

    Me Near deals with meetings between longing people. In loneliness and quiet desperation, they seek for something else, something intangible. They cling to one another, while pushing each other away. It is about who we are for those we have always known, and who we could be for a stranger. About honesty and openness. What we say - and do not say. How we can have completely opposite identities in different constellations. About people who show up and disappear from our lives, or grab hold and put existence in play."


    The National Theatre, 24.11.2018,,