Scandinavian road movie – Family drama – The power of the past over the present
March 17th, 1981
“I stopped trying to keep afloat. I can’t do this anymore. I need to get away. But my dearest… I’ll come back again. I promise.”
While sorting through their late mother’s belongings, a brother and a sister find a pile of letters from their father. He left the family when the children were still young 35 years ago and has not been seen since. Vulnerable and floundering, they decide to follow the tracks of their father through Scandinavia.
His confused words impress themselves on the siblings as the moldy, old envelopes are opened. Phone calls from the brother’s wife, the sister’s whispered diary, and the people they meet on their way, all combine to nudge the siblings to think of their father, of each other, and of each their place in life.
”Until we find him” is the story of two people sharing a past, but who have drifted apart. Armed with questions and their father’s letters, they try to make sense of it all. Maybe they will find him. Maybe they will give up. Maybe they will find each other. Maybe things won’t get better than they are.
You as a player enjoy taking part in the narration and imagining of the story, you have no problem with reasonably long character descriptions, and you feel like exploring two people whose facades are about to crack.
By: Rasmus Troelsen & Anders Troelsen (DK)
Duration: 4 hours
Number of players: 3
Rasmus and Anders are brothers. They have, however, always known their father. Rasmus is a debutante in scenario writing. Anders has co-authored two scenarios for the danish convention Fastaval: Fifteen Men and Mass Effect 2157. For a time, he has shelved the kapow-action scenarios and has re-imagined himself as feely-feely. Rasmus has always been so.