DOI: 10.5040/9781770917316.00000009
Acts: 2. Scenes: 13. Roles: Male (3) , Female (7) , Neutral (0)

When Elsa and her family move from Iceland to Scotland, she is filled with uncontrollable joy over the new adventure she is about to begin. With her infectious energy and love for the dramatic, Elsa stands out both in her community and within her classroom, but this exuberance also targets her as an outcast. Only through the faith of a new friend and the strength of her imagination does Elsa find the courage to look inside herself and find pride in who she is and where she came from. Through her vivid characters Maja Ardal depicts Scotland in the ’50s as a place of hope and harsh discrimination for immigrants.