Scandinavian American Theater Company to Celebrate Lars Noren's 70th Birthday on 5/19

Scandinavian American Theater Company to Celebrate Lars Noren's 70th Birthday on 5/19

Producer Bo Corre, translator Marita Lindholm Gochman and Scandinavian American Theater Company, are presenting LARS NORÉN TODAY: HIS WORK AND HIS WORLD on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 7pm at the Lynn Redgrave Theater in New York City. There will be a reading of selected scenes from his latest play 3.31.93. The version is being directed by Sofia Jupither who directed the world premiere at the City Theater, Stockholm in 2013. Tickets are free of charge, but RSVP is required to: (deadline Sunday May 18th at 6pm). The Lynn Redgrave Theater is located at 45 Bleecker Street at Lafayette Street.

LARS NORÉN TODAY: HIS WORK AND HIS WORLD is a special event created to celebrate the 70th birthday of the legendary Swedish playwright Lars Norén, one of the most produced and influential playwrights in Europe. Born in Stockholm 1944, Norén made his debut as a poet in 1963 with Lilacs, Snow. He is a prolific writer of many published books and diaries and had his breakthrough as a dramatist with his first play, Night Is Mother To The Day in 1982. Lars Norén has written over 90 plays; Silent Music, Autumn And Winter, Details, Lost And Found, Romanians, And Give Us The Shadows, In Memory Of Anna Politkovskaya and War. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Pilot Prize, The Swedish Academy's Nordic Prize, The Swedish Radio's Lyric Prize among others. He was the artistic director of Riks Drama, the drama division of Sweden's national touring company Riksteatern 1999-2007. He has directed many plays of his own.

In addition to the staged reading of Norén's newest play 3.31.93. with 15 actors, there is also a celebration of the second translated published book of Norén translated by Marita Lindholm Gochman, entitled Three plays by Lars Norén. It includes his plays Demons, Act and Terminal 3. The first translated published book of Lars Norén is titled Two Plays by Lars Norén with And Give Us The Shadows, and Autumn and Winter. A panel discussion will take place after the reading moderated by David Margulies, with the director, the translator, Lars Norén's Swedish producer/co-artistic director Ulrika Josephsson and the actor Reine Brynolfsson from The Royal Dramatic Theater in Stockholm.

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