Jul på Wøyen is a play for the whole family, and will take place at Wøyen Gård in December 2019. The play is a continuation of the play “Kampen om Wøyengutta” written by Christin Grillstad Prøis, and Christmas stories written by Director Hermanrud in the 1950’s. We will be revisiting characters and music from the summer-play which had amazing reviews from newspapers, the audience and former children of the orphanage.
The year is 1950 and it is Christmas Eve at Wøyen Boys´home in Bærum. Children and adults alike are preparing for the big day, but strange things are beginning to happen. Is there someone the farm trying to sabotage the Christmas celebrations? Who can it be, and how will the boys save Christmas?
In the middle of the Christmas chaos, a boy is waiting to come home for Christmas. A wait that may turn out to be very long.
Jul på Wøyen is on the one side a Christmas-mystery, and on the other a story of exclusion and loneliness during Christmas. For many of us, Christmas is a time spent with our families, a time where a mother, a father, a sister or a brother maybe feels extra important to have. But the reminder of not having a mother or father close by, or not at all, may have become even stronger for these orphan boys.
The play is written by Madeleine F. Røseth and Jon Erik, and he also reprices his role from this summer as Director Hermanrud.
Playing at Wøyen Gård December 2nd, 4th, 5th and 12th – 14th.