The revelation – New premiere for prized play

By on October 13, 2018
Sören Vilks

The revelation, which was premiere in November last year, is about a number of people who receive a call from God to perform a holy sacrifice – and about a woman who turns her back to God. For the play, Mattias Andersson received the first scholarship award from Daniel Sach’s drama scholarship in August 2018. Now it will return to the Little Stage with new premiere on November 20th.

A middle-aged man gets a religious revelation – he must lie with the woman who begging outside the grocery store. A young girl claims to have heard a voice that prompted her to start a holy war. Two brothers have a violent deal on which of the two were born with the divine gift. All stories circle around the same place – a single garbage room.

Mattias Andersson has previously set up the Idiot, The Mental States of Sweden, The Mental States of Sweden in Dance and Deformed Persona at Dramaten. The revelation that had a premiere in November 2017 was the first newly written work for a long time, where Mattias Andersson did not use documentary material. In August 2018, he received Daniel Sach’s newly established drama scholarship.

In the press of Revelation
“Skinless and beautiful masterpiece” DN
“One of the best Swedish new lyrics I’ve ever seen, presented with total precision” SR Kulturnytt
“… an intelligent, subtle rebus about our need to believe and hope.” SvD
“Mattias Andersson, Swedish theater’s Fjodor Dostoevsky, is interested in just the mystery of man.” UNT

Helena Olofsson, Entertainment | Stockholm