World premiere at The National Theatre in Copenhagen in October 2017
JEG LØBER (I RUN)
Danish original text
A man starts running a few hours after his six-year-old daughter, who has been suffering from cancer, has been taken off life-support. He starts running and he cannot stop again. For amidst the grief, loss and unfairness of it all, running becomes the one place, where he feels light, free and strong. Where he can breathe. And where he may still be able to feel close to his dead daughter. The piece is based on blogger Anders Legarth Schmidt’s own experiences and opens up for questions of how you survive the loss of a child. I RUN is about running. But it is also about being helpless facing illness. And about the roles of death and grief in a society, which tries to hide death as a fact of life.
The piece demands an actor in a good shape, as the monologue must be performed running.
★★★★★ “This never becomes too sentimental nor unsentimental” – Politiken
★★★★★ “Yes, the theatre is also a place where we can talk about what hurts the most. I RUN is a strong piece of theatre. You’ll be happy to have experienced it, even though it doesn’t make you happy to watch.” – Berlingske
★★★★★ “Theatre as a requiem over the loss of the most precious in the world” – Jyllands-Posten
★★★★★ “as a society we tend to hide away death, but I RUN wants the opposite and elaborates in facts and moving poetry al the sorrow, pain and powerlessness that comes with losing someone” – iscene.dk
★★★★★ “Art is the weapon” – Frederiksborg Amts Avis
★★★★★ “a story that’s relevant for everyone, old and young, the joyful and the sorrowful” – Arbejderen
★★★★★ “The play contains the right amount of depth, seriousness and darkness, but there is also light at the end of the tunnel.” – UngtTeaterblod
★★★★ “A very shaking monologue. Intrusive and brave.” – GregersDH