ABOUT THE PLAY: A man decides, after years of working hard, to go on a holiday to The Senior Citizen Paradise Island. A few minutes after checking in a young woman asks her husband to stand up and offer the man his seat. On this moment the man realizes that he is at a point of no return. He has become old. And people are seeing this. In other countries!
The one-man show, written by Bjarni Haukur Thorsson, is the much awaited follow-up to the smash hit THE DAD.
The world wide premiere took place at The Reykjavik City Theater on January 14th 2011 and the production became a huge hit. THE GRANDAD is played by Sigurdur Sigurjonsson, one of Iceland’s best-known and most beloved actors, directed by Bjarni Haukur Thorsson and produced by The Reykjavik City Theater (Borgarleikhusid) and Thorsson Productions. THE GRANDAD will open in Slovenia and Germany in 2012.
The Grandad is a hilarious and touching new play about the inevitable aging process. What happens when the kids leave home? What happens when the house starts filling up again with other people’s kids? What happens when your daughter wants to marry a man who is incapable of girding himself?