The Five Year Plan

“I hate films where people grow old towards the end, and sit by a fireplace with a blanket and a cat”

A co-production between Gunilla Heilborn and the Norrlandsopera.

World Premiere: NorrlandsOperan Dans, Umeå, Sweden Oct 1st 2009

Four individuals meet in a basement somewhere. But who are they? A family, a group of friends or just some guys who happened to buy the exact same sweater? They are all in need of a plan. Some structure in their lives. As an experiment and a challenge and maybe also as a quest for meaning, they decide to make a plan for the next five years. Something bigger than themselves…

With ironic and warm observations, Heilborn explores concepts of value, things we hold dear, things we need to get through the day. Value that can last for five years.

Press quotes

”… The Five Year Plan is a wonderfully entertaining performance about life, death, and everything in between. Existential comedy at is most relevant.”
Västerbottens Folkblad

“… It is witty and intelligent: Filled with all the absurdities and contradictory truths of everyday life.”
Västerbottens Folkblad

“… One crazy idea is stapled upon the other, it is incredibly funny, and the audience gets plenty of laughs, both in recognition and compassion.”