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Reading of Iceland Crisis Report at Reykjavík Theater

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Reading of Iceland Crisis Report at Reykjavík Theater

The long-awaited report on the causes of the October 2008 banking collapse by the Althingi parliament’s investigation committee will be published on Monday.

Inside the Althingi parliament. Copyright: Icelandic Photo Agency.

The employees of the Reykjavík City Theater have decided to read the report in its entirety—all 2,000 pages of it—on stage. Admission is free.

According to a statement on the theater’s website, actors will not attempt to interpret the content of the report. The reading will begin as soon as the report is made public and will continue, day and night, until the report is finished.

Around 45 actors will participate in the reading, which is estimated to take three to five days. People are welcome to attend the reading in part or in whole. The theater will be open 24-hours a day and the reading will also be broadcast live on the theater’s website.

The theater is hoping to become a sanctuary from the media circus, where the report is likely to be interpreted in a number of different ways, where people can come, listen and contemplate on the report’s content without harassment from the outside world.

The theater is keen on being an active participant in discussions in society and cover topics important to the community. Since the banking collapse the theater has incorporated current affairs into its program in various ways, the statement reads.

Click here to read more about the report.

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