A MAN CALLED OVE To Play In Helsinki's Swedish Theatre

A MAN CALLED OVE To Play In Helsinki's Swedish Theatre

A stage version of A MAN CALLED OVE will come to the Swedish Theatre in Helsinki this October. The play is based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Fredrick Backman, and was dramatized by Marie Persson Hedenius, Johan Rheborg, and Emma Bucht. The book was also adapted in a 2015 film with the same name.

A MAN CALLED OVE follows a grumpy, elderly man named Ove. He is staunch in his ways, with strict routines, unmoveable opinions, and a stubborn nature. Though Ove has a sour, cranky exterior, beneath it is his own story of sadness. When a chatty young couple and their two daughters move in next door...and crash into his mailbox, Ove begins to come out of his stubborn shell. What ensues is a story of unexpected friendships and the power of opening up to life and love.

Ove is played by Groth Marcus, with direction by Bjarni Thorsson.

In an interview for with Tomas Jansson, Groth Marcus said, "It's easy to condemn grim old guys, so it's so fascinating to see how this ugly old guy opens up for love and for life."

The show premiered in Stockholm, Sweden in 2015, the same year the film was released. A MAN CALLED OVE is co-produced by Thorsson Productions and the Swedish Theatre. The rights for the play in Finland are held by Thorsson Productions / ACE Productions.

For more information on the show and tickets, click here!

Photo: Music Box Films (2015 film version)

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