Salka Valka thinks back on her life one sleepless night and tries to decide weather to let go of the love of her life Arnaldur. She has lived through hardship and a lonely childhood and defied the limitations of rank and gender by becoming a boat owner and a sailor. But when it comes to her lover she puts his interest above her own.
“The spacious stage is dimmed. To the right a woman looking out a window of a small room. We hear a ships bell signaling departure. In the far the magnificent mountains but close to us the small towns pier. It is raining heavily. This first image in the play Salka – a love story in the old fish factory in Hafnafjörður is unforgettable so powerful was it and again and again in this play moments like this appeared where drama, visuals and sound brought one to a heightened state..” Silja Aðalsteinsdóttir DV October 25th 1999
“A powerful portrait of a woman. María performed the grown up Salka with a deep passion and truthfulness…along with the young Salka carrying the play magnificently.” Soffía Auður Birgisdóttir MBL
Story: Halldór Laxness
Adaptation: Hilmar Jónsson og Finnur Arnar Arnarson.
Lighting: Björn Bergsteinn Guðmundsson.
Costumes: Þórunn María Jónsdóttir.
Masks: Ásta Hafþórsdóttir.
Actors: María Ellingsen, Benedikt Erlingsson, Gunnar Helgasson, Þrúður Vilhjálmsdóttir, Magnea Björk Valdimarsdóttir, Þorvaldur Kristjánsson, Jóhanna Jónasdóttir, Dofri Hermannsson og Jón Stefán Kristjánsson