Midsummer

Lovestory – Chamber piece – Family
By: By: Mikkel Bækgaard
Duration: 4 hours
Number of players: 4

 

Midsummer nights are said to be the time of the dead – at least that’s what they used to say in the countryside. When light never fully disappears death can’t hold its grip. Then some dead people can return to life as nothing has happened – at least for a little while.

Lene and her teenage daughter Liv lives in a rural house, haunted by grief after Lasse, Lene’s husband and Liv’s father, died several years ago. Sorrow has pulled mother and daughter apart making them live separate lives. Lene digs into her relationship with her new boyfriend Jesper who recently has moved into the house – and Liv sinks into emptiness while shouting out her loneliness in a ghostlike, empty cyberspace where nobody listens.

The summer is warm this year and times are about to change when Lasse one day returns to the house even though he has been dead for years.

Midsummer is an intense love story with a hint of horror. You can expect scenes full of tension and hard dilemmas when you are forced to choose between your own happiness and the happiness of your loved ones. Every scene is set in the house. The four players each plays one of the four characters. You’ll be exploring the character’s relations and conflicts as well as playing flashbacks in which you tell about the character’s past.

Bio

Mikkel Bækgaard is Danish scenario writing veteran. During the last two decades his scenarios has been full of big emotions, creepy nordic social realism and different genre experiments. Mikkels is a family man and a freelance journalist and he has recently moved to the Danish countryside – but no one has returned from the dead in his far .. not yet, at least.