JONAS

2016 JONAS by Jens Bjørneboe, Nordland Theatre, Norway

The novel “Jonas” written 1955 by the Norwegian author Jens Bjørneboe tells the story about a young boy that has problems learning to read. Harassed by his teachers and the other pupils at school and in fear of being sent to a special institution for retarded children, he runs away from home. The story of this young Norwegian “refugee” makes us reflect about other refugees in our present time…