Livingstone´s Children (English)


av Isa Schöier

Översättare

Edward Buffalo Bromberg

Originaltitel

Livingstones barn

Förläggare

Colombine teaterförlag

Antal skådespelare

Kvinnliga: 1    Manliga: 3

Genre

Familj
Talpjäs

Originalspråk

Svenska

Översatt till

Engelska

Synopsis


"Livingstone’s Children” is set in a world where no adult has entered for a long time; an abandoned orphanage, a place inhabited by three children, a few plastic washing basins and a pile of blankets in which they can bury their longings. Day after day they play their games in an attempt to hold their feelings of abandonment at bay. An old book, a biography of Dr. Livingstone, fuels their fantasies and explains why the grown-ups haven’t come to get them. Until another child, seeking shelter from the night, shows up on their doorstep. In their confrontation with this strange boy from the outside, the children start to realize that they must finally leave the orphanage. The boy, accustomed to keeping others at a safe distance, discovers through the children’s Livingstone fantasies, the longings of his own heart.