Excerpt of “Klaustur Tapes” to be Performed by Theatre Group

 In Culture, Politics

A portion of the conversation that was recorded between Centre and People’s Party MPs will be performed as a dramatic reading by actors at the Reykjavík City Theatre, RÚV reports. The reading will take place on Monday, December 3 and will be free and open to the public.

Doors will open at 8.00pm and seating will be first come, first serve. However, if the theatre fills, the performance will be streamed live for overflow guests in the lobby. The performance will also be streamed live on the City Theatre website.

Bergur Þór Ingólfsson will direct the reading, which – perhaps pointedly, given the misogynist content of the recordings – will flip the genders of the original speakers and be performed by five women and one man.

In its announcement about the performance, the institution notes that one of the primary functions of theatre is to bring attention to current events and timely issues. With this reading, the theatre aims to examine the responsibility of elected officials in a democratic context.

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