The seventh annual theater festival Act Alone begins in Ísafjördur and Haukadalur in Dýrafjördur today and continues throughout the weekend. This year’s program is diverse, including everything from clowning to Inuit legends.
From Ísafjördur. Photo by Geir Ólafsson.
This year a stand-up act will be part of the festival for the first time; Icelandic actor Davíd Thór Jónsson will perform his monologue Pólitík, as stated on the festival’s website.
The foreign guest performance this year comes from the Silamiut theater in Greenland, a monologue by actor Makka Kleist and director Svenn B. Syrin called Long, Long Ago.
The play, which takes place tonight in Edinborgarhúsid in Ísafjördur at 8 pm, features three Inuit legends: “Creation Story”, “The Mother of the Sea” and “The Sacred Gift of the Celebration” and provide insight into Greenlandic culture.
Admission to the festival is free. Click here to read more about the program (in Icelandic).