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The Kassandra Syndrome and Who Killed My Dad?

Two plays, one performance.

A mother, a father, a daughter, a son. Two review their relationship in ancient Greece, the other two sit in a Paris suburb and wonder where the time went. Worries about the future, thoughts about the past. Secrets and betrayal and unconditional love, everything that characterizes the relationship between a parent and a child. Wherever you are, wherever you are. The gaze of the one who gave you life will never leave you.

The Cassandra Syndrome

Troy. The enemy sits outside the city walls for ten years and threatens war. Then they suddenly gather their pick and pack and go home. They leave a mess of horseshoes behind. A huge thing, made of wood and metal. “Don't touch it!” shouts Kassandra to the Trojans who want it into the city immediately. When no one listens, she becomes hysterical. She claims she can see into the future. She's probably just crazy.

We meet Hecuba, queen of Troy, with responsibility over people and society. We meet her daughter, Kassandra, the little girl, the teenager, condemned by capricious gods to be forced to see the brutality of the future - and condemned to never be listened to. They meet in a desperate struggle before the city gates are opened and the fatal horse is dragged in, in will to face each other and in inability.

Who killed my father?

A son visits his father after he hurts himself at the factory he works at. It evokes a lot of memories that the son has with his father during his upbringing, an upbringing bordered by violence, harsh words and homophobia but also poverty, double jobs and a constant struggle to make ends meet. You can look at your parent and wonder why they didn't make more of an effort to make a relationship work, but you can also see it from another angle.

Édouard Louis's book is an indictment of the French politicians, they are all guilty of killing his father. To make a father-son relationship impossible. To have a tolerable life. To the tune of Barbie Girl, we draw a tender and violent story about how, most of all, we accept that our society constantly turns its back on those who need the most help.

The Kassandra Syndrome and Who Killed My Dad are two stand-alone plays, but will be played one after the other.

From 13 years and also for adults.


Buy tickets at or by calling Visit Lund on 046–131415 weekdays at 11-15.

You can also buy your tickets over the counter at the box office at Lund's Stadsteater, which is open 1 hour before the performance. For opening hours see  

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