Maybe reading Ibsen first thing in the morning wasn't such a hot idea. I am resigned to my fate and wish for a plain, small-town servant to do the laundry.

*a young woman in a Vikings sweatshirt arrives* "My letter of introduction from the mayor of Le Center. He said there would be work for me here and that you were kind."

(in this scenario, the Vikings sweatshirt is floor-length and is paired with a shawl that has "SKOAL" or whatever intricately embroidered on it)

This reminds me of the really excellent comedy musical based on "Master Builder" I saw at Montreal Fringe a few years ago. It was called "Nothing Never Happens in Norway" and if I could get the damn rights to it, I'd have to put buckets at the box office to catch all the money people would throw at me to see it.

It has several jokes about how uptight Sweden is and ends with a big number that involves most of the cast waving tiny Norwegian flags while two characters run across the state with full-size Norwegian flags and if that's not a recipe for making a fortune in suburban and greater Minnesota theater, I don't know what would be.

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