Newly written play about Barbro Alving at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern

By on April 17, 2018
Matilda Rahm

First performance April 21 for Bang. The play is written by Magnus Lindman. In the role of DN’s star reporter Barbro Alving (1909-1987) we see Anna Takanen, theater and performing director at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern. Director is Frida Röhl, director and artistic director of the Folketatern in Gothenburg.

The writer and journalist Barbro Alving became known for the entire Swedish people under the signature Bang, and is considered to be one of our top reporters. She was a woman in a male-dominated industry. Beloved by the people and at the same time pioneering, fully convinced that the world would go to change.

– To me, she is really a very, very big reporter who passed all obstacles. She struggled something terribly to convey new and deep human insights to get readers’ hearts and minds to discover something new, says Anna Takanen, theater director at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern.

The bell rings at dawn. Still, she was up to two in the evening and wrote Käringen mot strömmen – the chronicle she should have left several days ago.

There is hard pressure on Barbro Alving, the signature Bang, DN’s star reporter. Both from the outside and inside herself. It’s the 1950s and she has just left the church, struggling with her unscrambled biography about the role of Elin Wägner, their insufficient feelings and all assignments that will keep the mortgage bank away. Soon she will be in prison because of her conviction – she is a pacifist and refuses civil defense.
She is chased. She should have time for more. She longs for the peace of her soul.

The premier date has been moved from April 14 to April 21.

Helena Olofsson, Culture & Music | Stockholm