Den lille girige – first in Dramatens investment on the classic for the younger ones

By on October 22, 2018

Den lille girige is a comedy for 3 year olds about to want to have, but to be forced to share. Ada Berger, artistic director for Unga Dramaten, is in charge of this classic, interpreted extremely freely after Molière. Premiere at Lejonkulen on October 25th.

The little greedy is a avaricious comedy about Harpagon and Marianne. Harpagon is three years old and wants everything. All toys in the toy shop. Everyone else’s toys in the sandbox. Marianne is three years old and wants everything. All toys in the toy shop. Everyone else’s toys in the sandbox. How will it be when the two meet? There will be war.

– I had never felt me called to explore the great classics. But then I read Barbro Lindgren’s pointer version of Hamlet. Narrow down to a few sentences, the story appeared so nude, drastic and wonderfully absurd. I was trying to approach all of these famous stories in the same way as if I had never heard them before. Similarly, our youngest audience meets our classics; open and without understanding. It makes old stories new, in a very nice and interesting way, says Ada Berger.

In Unga Dramatens new series “Young Classics”, the theater’s heaviest classics are interpreted for the youngest. First out is Den lille girige and on November 23, has Lilla Svansjön under the direction of Claire Parson’s premiere.

Helena Olofsson, Culture & Music | Stockholm
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