To wish, to hope, to hate, to leave, to remain... According to this version of Time for Joy, playing Lygre is asking questions that puts life into perspective. A mother has called her two children for a small family get-together. For this "day of joy" she has chosen a churchyard as the meeting place.
Playing Lygre is asking questions that puts life into perspective.
The daughter comes, but the son does not appear. It turns out that he has decided to disappear and does not know if - or when - he will return. Mother and daughter are also quickly disturbed by others who need to talk to each other. There will be a conversation where disagreements and family as well as marital problems come to the surface.
The French director and theater manager Stéphane Braunschweig has for many years had a close relationship with Arne Lygre's drama, and has staged several of his plays. The premiere of Time for Joy at Det Norske Teatret in 2022 was a theater sensation, and this staging of Braunschweig at the Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe was the second staging of the play. The director and his team see the authorship of Arne Lygre as a theatrical challenge seen in contemporary perspective.
The performance is a guest play from Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe.