Marie Göranzon debuts at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern

By on September 3, 2017
Matilda Rahm

50 years in her career, Marie Göranzon, one of the country’s most well-known actors, debuts at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern. First at Svärmor kommer, premiere at Klara Soppteater October 17th. Then in Besök av en dam, where she reunited with Dan Ekborg, premiered at the Main stage March 9, 2018.

– I come with great joy to Kulturhuset Stadsteatern. It seems to blow healthy winds at Sergel’s square and it’s very fun to have the opportunity to change workplaces when you coming up in years. It feels stimulating to start working at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern. I’m glad I got this offer and I’m looking forward to this, says Marie Göranzon.

– It will be very fun to work with Dan again. We have talked about playing together at Stadsteatern for several years but it is only now that we can both. Dan is my heart very close. He has been in my life ever since we were young. To reunite with Dan on stage, the main stage at Stadsteatern in addition, feels incredibly fun, says Marie Göranzon.

Marie Göranzon and Dan Ekborg have met on stage twice before. In part, as mother and son in Thorsten Flinck’s legendary set of Lång dags färd mot natt (1998) at Dramaten, for which Göranzon was awarded the O’Neill Prize. And in Pyjama pour six by Marc Camoletti who went to Vasan 1995-96, where Marie Göranzon played the wife of the house and Dan Ekborg her young lover.

By spring 2018, they will meet again when Marie Göranzon takes on the role of multi-millionaire Claire Zachanassian in Friedrich Dürrenmatts tragicomic Piece Besök av en dam. Dan Ekborg plays the role of her young love Alfred III. Premiere on the Main Stage March 9, 2018.

– Marie Göranzon is phenomenal. One of Sweden’s biggest actresses in modern times. She is classically educated and has done all the great parade roles, at the same time she is completely fearless of breaking conventions on stage. I’m more than happy that Marie will work here at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, says Anna Takanen, theater performer director at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern.

And already in October we see Marie Göranzon at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern when she plays mother-in-law in the newly written play Svärmor kommer! A settlement with the perhaps most deprotect female role we know: mother in law. Marie Göranzon will play against her own daughter-in-law Catharina Allvin who has also been writing script with Lotta Olsson and Lolo Amble. Premiere at Klara Soppteater October 17th.

Besök av en dam is set up by the acclaimed Danish Katrine Wiedemann. Katrine Wiedemann belongs, with her wayward interpretations of classics, one of today’s brightest brilliant regi stars. Peer Gynt with Magnus Krepper in the title role (2012) and Hamlet with Gustaf Skarsgård (2009) became major successes at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in her direction. In Sweden, she has also been noted for Romeo and Julia (2002) in collaboration with the Cirkus cirkör, which was played at Elverket and Havsfruen (2005) in collaboration with Teater Kaleidoskop.

Friedrich Dürrenmatts Besök av en dam has been set up once in Stockholm’s city theater, then directed by Hilda Hellwig (1993) and Claire Wikholm and Sven Wollter in the roles of Claire Zachanassian and Alfred III.

Marie Göranzon was educated at Dramaten’s student school 1964-67 and subsequently belonged to Dramatens ensemble where she performed over forty different roles. Eleonora in Strindberg’s Easter, Nina in Tjechovs Måsen, title role in Miss Julie, Alice in Strindberg’s Death Dance are some of the many parade roles Göranzon made during her 50 years at Dramaten. Earlier last spring, Göranzon made the last part of her and Marie-Louise Ekman’s trilogy about the mother and the old age: Gäckanden, Dödspatrullen and Försökskaninerna, that also play in the fall.

She has also worked on a number of other theaters, such as the Scala Theater, Maxim and Vasan, but never at Stockholm’s city theater, now the Kulturhuset Stadsteatern.

Tickets to Svärmor kommer is released September 13 at 12 and to Besök av en dam in October / November 2017.

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