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

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
Series
The Author's Forum
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