The action takes place in Ella’s idyllic summer house by the sea. Ella is an aging lady who has started a close friendship with the much younger man Torbjørn, who lives in a caravan on a overgrown tennis court in the neighborhood. They have many interests in common and enjoy each other’s company, even though both probably recognize the other’s hidden motives. Tactfulness leads them into the labyrinth of double communication.
Excerpts: “Hahaha. The dream was like … and I have been thinking of this for ten years or something like that, like having a house of my own, and have trees that the rain can fall on, and be sunny on, and snow … that could be a tiny world within itself, where it becomes night … and where it becomes morning, and where there are birds and stuff. In a way this would be like owning the nature and the view … and rooms where I can have my books and a kitchen where I can make my food and stuff ….. huh?”
With the performance The dream, De Utvalgte continues to explore their own form of documentary theater and aesthetics. As in the performances Bang-Bang Club and Jimmy Young the distinction between fiction and reality through a multi-media expressions is blurred.