Latibær is the winter project of the Sólheimar Theater Company and rehearsals began in October under the direction of Edda Björgvinsdóttir. This method was chosen to have more than one actor wrestling with each role. The guiding principle was that everyone would get their dream role. The cast is diverse and about 40 actors take part in the show. Almost all the members of the theater company ha...
New children’s play in Loftkastalinn Theatre: Baltasar Kormákur and Magnús Scheving joined hands
Magnús Scheving and Baltasar Kormákur have joined forces and written a script for a children’s play. It is still called Áfram Latibær and is based on Magnús’ book of the same name, which he published last year. This is also the first children’s play directed by Baltasar.
“This is a really fun play, if I do say so myself. There is a certain cartoonishness throughout the show and the children like it. When the sports elf moves, for example, you hear all kinds of sounds like in the cartoons and this can be very funny” says Magnús Scheving.
Áfram Latibær is set up in Loftkastalinn Theatre and will be premiered tomorrow, November 23, 1996. As we were expecting from the aerobic sports star, Magnús Scheving, the message is that health, joy of life and a positive message pay off. The storyline is about a town where the townspeople are extremely lazy, don’t think about health and spend all their time in front of the TV. The children in the town eat candy every day, play computer games and have forgotten how to play outside. This puts the mayor in serious trouble when he receives a letter from the president that a sports festival should be held in all cities of the country. In his mood, he meets the sports elf who offers help. He guides the townspeople on how to change their way of life in a positive way and teaches them playing and exercises.
There is a lot of music in the piece created by Máni Svavarsson, and Davíð Þór Jónsson wrote the lyrics. The songs are short and simple and all kids should be able to learn them. On Monday, November 25, 1996, a CD with the songs will be released. Magnús plays the sports elf himself, but should he be able to sing as well as he bounces? “No, I sing a bit on the show and I’m fine with it. However, there are many other things that I do better and I do not intend to pursue the best song singing” he answers.
Other actors are Magnús Ólafsson, Steinn Ármann Magnússon, Sigurjón Kjartahsson, Selma Björnsdóttir, Sigurveig Jónsdóttir, Pálína Jónsdóttir, Jón Stefán Kristjánsson, Ingrid Jónsdóttir, Ari Matthíasson and Ólafur Guðmundsson.
“This play is for children of all ages. It is on the shorter side so that small people do not get tired of sitting for a long time. Various important issues are addressed, such as the differences between violence and play, selfishness, diet and more” says Magnús.
Now all you have to do is hurry to the Loftkastalinn Theatre and see this brand new and fun children’s play full with original music. “Adults who find it expensive to go to the theater should consider that it is cheaper than smoking one pack of cigarettes a day a week” says sportsman Magnús Scheving.