Eyolf is a character with disabilities in his foot caused by the negligence of his parents. The excessive love towards the father's. The wife's jealousy. The eerie visit of mouse granny. And last but not least, the drowning of small Eyolf. I tried to make and compose one of the Ibsen's masterpieces that he wrote in his later years. The story's symbolic basis is the simple story of a married couple.
The subject of the production is the "lie of life". This pursuit of the ideal life that appears repeatedly in Ibsen's dramas, and the deception of people which is needed to survive in this world. The reconciliation of a man and women, which occurs suddenly at the end of the drama after a violent clash of egos, is full of deception indeed. But I believe this deception, is it not the very nature of humanity itself ?
Not forgetting the negative aspects of the word, this "lie of life" has the power to enliven people. I'd like to prudently put onstage this irony and this contradiction of life.