Uppreisn ß ═safir­i var frumsřnd ß a­alsvi­i Ůjˇ­leikh˙ssins 26. september 1986. Leikstjˇri var Brynja Benediktsdˇttir. Leikmynd ger­i Sigurjˇn Jˇhannsson og tˇnlist var eftir Atla Heimi Sveinsson. Leikriti­ hefur komi­ ˙t ß bˇk.Ger­ var ■riggja kv÷lda sjˇnvarpsmynd bygg­ ß ■essari sřningu og var h˙n sřnd ß St÷­ 2 um jˇlin 1999.

"Vettvangur leiksins er afskekktur bŠr ß Vestfj÷r­um, ═safj÷r­ur, ß seinasta ßratug 19. aldar. Hva­ gerist ■egar ungum og samviskus÷mum sřslumanni (Sk˙la Thoroddsen) sem jafnframt er rˇttŠkur og mj÷g virkur stjˇrnmßlama­ur ver­a ß smßmist÷k Ý vi­skiptum sÝnum vi­ ˇsamvinnu■ř­an, meintan mor­ingja? PˇlitÝskir andstŠ­ingar hans nřta sÚr ■etta til hins Ýtrasta. Sřsluma­urinn ungi er dŠmdur frß embŠtti. En ■a­ sem ■eir vara sig ekki ß er hin gÝfurlega al■ř­uhylli sem hann nřtur ß ═safir­i. ═ augum flestra Ýb˙anna er hann ■jˇ­hetja og ■eir eru rei­ub˙nir a­ grÝpa til vopna. Landsstjˇrnin stendur ■vÝ frammi fyrir almennri uppreisn fˇlksins. Nřr sřsluma­ur (Lßrus Bjarnason) er skipa­ur sem jafnframt ß a­ rannsaka meinta valdnÝ­slu fyrrverandi sřslumanns. Sß nři er hins vegar mj÷g reynslulÝtill og algerlega ˇhŠfur a­ kljßst vi­ ■etta verkefni. Eftir l÷greglurannsˇknir, lagaflŠkjur og mßlarekstur sem stˇ­ ßrum saman linnir loks ■essum vandrŠ­agangi og fri­ur kemst ß. En tÝminn einn hefur sigra­ og bori­ me­ sÚr nřjar og framsŠknar hugmyndir. Kjarni leiksins eru ßt÷k Ýhaldssamra og framsŠkinna afla ß ■eim tÝmum ■egar lř­rŠ­ishugmyndin er a­ brjˇta sÚr braut Ý Evrˇpu. (┌r bŠklingnum Theatre in Iceland 1986-1988.)

Sřsluma­urinn ßsamt fj÷lskyldu-the sheriff with his family: Hildur Gu­mundsdˇttir, Ůorleifur Arnarson, Lilja ١risdˇttir, Kjartan Bjargmundsson.

Írn Arnarson og Bessi Bjarnason

Kjartan Bjargmundsson og Rˇbert Arnfinnsson

The Rebels at ═safj÷r­ur

The Rebels at ═safj÷r­ur opened at the National Theatre Main Stage on the 26th of September 1986, directed by Brynja Benediktsdˇttir with set designed by Sigurjˇn Jˇhannsson and music by Atli Heimir Sveinsson. The play has been published in book form.
"The place is ═safj÷r­ur, a small town in the remote north-west of Iceland. The time is the 1890s. What happens when a young and conscientious, yet radical and politically active sheriff makes a minor error in the legal procedure when dealing with an uncooperative suspected murderer? Naturally his rivals in politics make the most of the situation and take advantage of the blunder. The young sheriff is sentenced and thrown our of office. What the sheriff's rivals did not take into account was his immense popularity with the common people of Isafj÷r­ur. He is a hero in the eyes of most of the town's populace who stand by him and are willing to fight. Consequently the government has a full-scale rebellion on its hands. The government appoints a new sheriff who is also supposed to investigate the former sheriff's alleged abuse of power. The new sheriff, however, is inexperienced and totally incapable of dealing with the situation. After years of struggle, legal proceedings, investigations and intrigues, the troubles are finally resolved and peace is restored, but no one has won except time, which has brought new and progressive ideas. Basically a drama about the conflict between conservative and progressive movements at a time when ideas of democracy were spreading af a pace over Europe." (From the booklet Theatre in Iceland 1986-1988.)