Author's Forum: A Staged Reading of Kristina Lugn's play "Ruth and Roger"

The Author's Forum

Photo of Kristina Lugn
Kristina Lugn on stage at Stockholm City Theatre, photo by Plrk, Wikimedia, public domain

Event Information

Date & Time
April 15, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Event Type
Reading

Chicago-based Akvavit Theatre performs a staged reading of a play by Swedish poet and dramatist Kristina Lugn, followed by discussion with Lugn and the actors.

Lugn touches subjects of loneliness, death and middle-age crises with irony, cynicism and black humour. A beloved and appreciated playwright in Sweden, her plays have been staged at various prestigious Swedish theaters, including Teater Brunnsgatan Fyra, a small independent theater she runs in Stockholm. She has published seven books of poetry, but is now as well-known for her dramatic works as she is her poetry.

The Author's Forum is a collaboration between the U-M Institute for the Humanities, University Library, Great Lakes Literary Arts Center, & Ann Arbor Book Festival. Additional support for this event is provided by the Scandinavian Program at the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures with support from SWEA-Michigan, the Swedish Institute, and the Helen Zell Writers' Program.

Additional Infomation

Host Contact
Jamie Lausch Vander Broek jlausch@umich.edu
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Last modified: 04/11/2014