New tragicomic drama by Nikoline Werdelin
The sensitive violinist Johannes is constantly confronted by the beeping, tweeting, device-toting world
Johannes struggles to navigate the middle way as a member of an erratic family where the mother explores her bisexuality, where his stepfather has hooked up with a much younger girlfriend from one of the world’s trouble spots, and with a stepsister whom Johannes wants to kiss. When an accident deprives him of the ability to play music for quite some time, Johannes immerses himself in his contemporary world and the Stellar family. But where does one person’s family end – and where does another’s start?
Stellar family is a story about the dilemmas of the modern patchwork family where everyone’s readiness for change is constantly being challenged. With caustic comedy and frivolous gravity this comic tragedy focuses on the most important aspects of our lives: our relationships and the families of our own making.
With Stellar family, playwright Nikoline Werdelin returns to the Royal Danish Theatre for the first time since 2005. The play is her ninth. She is the recipient of several Reumert Awards, including one for Playwright of the Year, and she has received the Holberg Medal.
Performances are in Danish.