Ebba Witt-Brattströms Århundradets kärlekskrig in the form of theater

By on February 21, 2017

Ebba Witt-Brattströms celebrated and talked about point novel about a marriage in dissolution gets premiere on March 3 at the Culture House City Theatre. For dramatized and directed stands Nora Nilsson. She and He is portrayed by three couples from different generations: Cecilia Nilsson, Lennart Jähkel, Ann-Sofie Rase, Andreas Kundler, Gizem Erdogan and Daniel Nyström.

This is her story. She decided to leave the man she lived with for 30 years. In a relationship that she now looks like a fake construction. As a backdrop in an opera.

Once she loved him. Saw him as a tender, humorous and curious man. When the children were small. When the discussions were not quarrel degenerated into violence.

He was the man in her life.

He now calls her feminist bitch” and “you with your little equality ministries. Who cares.”

Århundradets kärlekskrig is about the most private between two people, but concerns us all. There is a black satire of the “eternal” love war between men and women but also a highly recognizable story about being betrayed and betraying. And what is the consequence of living in the masculine norm that we live in today. It is about power and love. And violence. There will be war war war, tempestuous love and a settlement with all the fucking mansplaining says Nora Nilsson who directs and also made the dramatization of Ebba Witt-Brattströms book.

Nora Nilsson has attracted much attention for her sets, including her latest: Ursäkta, skulle ni kunna svälta lite tystare, , vi försöker faktiskt skapa lite ekonomisk tillväxt här borta! (Profile Theatre), who guested on Fria scen Culture house City Theatre in 2015. 2014 she put Edward Albee’s Lolita after Vladimir Nabokov’s novel on Small Stages, Cultural House City Theatre (which was the first set in Europe). The same year she directed Anders Duus Ingen fattar utom vi for the National Theatre. At the Gothenburg City Theatre, she has set up Det intelligenta homots guide till kapitalism och socialism, med en nyckel till skriften. Her set of Maria Svelands novel Bitterfittan in Småland Music and Theatre in autumn 2012 was a success with both critics and audiences.

Ebba Witt-Brattström is a literature professor at the University of Helsinki. Århundradets kärlekskrig came out in March 2016 (Norstedts), just two months after Kulturmannen and other texts. Among her most famous books, we find literary works of Moa Martinson and Edith Södergran, the personal portrayal of the 1970s women’s movement and Group 8 Å alla kära systrar! And the pioneering Stå i bredd : 70-talets kvinnor, män och litteratur.

By Ebba Witt-Brattström


By Ebba Witt-Brattström

First performance March 3 on the Small Stage

By Ebba Witt-Brattström

Registration and dramatization: Nora Nilsson
Set design: Julia Przedmojska
Costume and mask: Linda Gonçalves (intern from the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts)
Light: Åsa Holtz
Audio: Magnus Ericsson


Cecilia Nilsson
Lennart Jähkel
Andreas Kundler
Ann-Sofie Rase
Gizem Erdogan
Daniel Nyström

Photographer: Matilda Rahm

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