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Photo: Ola Kjelbye

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Backa Teater / Mattias Andersson

Skuggorna av Mart (The Shadows of Mart)


23 Aug

ca 1h 45 min

Backa Teater


Language: Swedish with English subtitles


175 kr


Backa Teater / Mattias Andersson

Skuggorna av Mart (The Shadows of Mart)
backa teater

Skuggorna av Mart (The Shadows of Mart) is a newly written piece freely inspired by the play Skuggan av Mart (The Shadow of Mart) written in 1948 by the Swedish author Stig Dagerman. The play examines the lives led by those who remain after others have sacrificed themselves for a cause.

What happens to those unable to fulfill the roles expected of them? And what is a hero, actually? Can heroes be questioned at all?

The original play focuses on relations within a family in which one brother, Mart, dies in a resistance struggle. In Skuggorna av Mart, Mattias Andersson and Backa Teater extend the discussion to include society as a whole. In these times of confusion regarding fact and fiction, reality and dream, many questions can be formulated about which values we champion and perhaps even die to defend.

Shadows populate the planet, reality disintegrates, fear dominates. There is nothing worse than being ugly and cowardly. Or than living in the shadow of a Mart.

Based on a novel by Stig Dagerman

Direction: Mattias Andersson
Scenography: Mattias Andersson and Charlie Åström
Participants: Ylva Gallon, Eleftheria Gerofoka, Nemanja Stojanovic, Emelie Strömberg, Kjell Wilhelmsen and Ove Wolf
Costume: Helena Arvidsson O’Byrne
Make-up: Josefin Ekerås
Composer: Jonas Redig
Light: Tomas Fredriksson and Charlie Åström
Sound: Jonas Redig
Assistant: Felicia Stjärnsand
Prop: Wanja Johansson Fernandes and Sara Lozano Johansson
Costume: Karin Weststrand
Costume care: Malin Garellik
Stage technician: Krister Nylander
Trainee: Alex Gustafsson and Philip Andersson
Decorative buildning: Teknik Backa Teater
Technical manager: Sven Ove Fransson
Production assistant: Annie Johansson
Communicator: Anna Hansen and Erika Isaksson
Marketer: Hanna Johansson
Marketing assistant: Rebecca Lindblad
Publikarbetare: Ulrika Andersson
Producer & administrative manager: Lisa Nowotny
Dramaturge: Stefan Åkesson
Program layout: Jonas Kündig
Photographer: Ola Kjelbye
Artistic Director: Mattias Andersson
VD: Björn Sandmark

The music is composed by Jonas Redig, except The Whistleblowers by Laibach.

Thanks to: Lo Dagerman, Hilda Östlund, Buster Nowotny, Noah Hjulström, Alice Wallmark, Frida Boson and Linda Brolin.

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