BWW Previews: ROCKY! - THE LOSER'S RETURNS at Teatern Under Bron
Sweden premier of "Rocky! - Förlorarens återkomst" (Rocky! - The loser's returns)
On August 16, it will be the Sweden premiere of the acclaimed theatrical performance "Rocky! - Förlorarens återkomst" (Rocky! - The loser's returns) at the Theater Under the Bron in Stockholm. Directed by Maria Blom (Masjävlar, Monky among others) and with Sofia Ledarp (Shakespeare In Love, Fröken Frimans krig, Den man älskar/To love someone among others) in the role; a dynamic duo who for the first time now work together.
Maria Blom has, as a director of the film successes "Masjävlar" and "Monky" met the large audience and with theater plays such as Under Hallonbusken she has rightly been praised and praised. - "So happy about the request to take me on Tues's text that worries, disturbs and touches me. As Sofia Ledarp steps into the text, my heart rate increases. A dream come true to work with her!" says Maria Blom.
Guldbaggewinner (Swedens equivalent to an Academy Award) and popular actress Sofia Ledarp has been noted for her role interpretations in front of the camera as well as on stage. Most recently, in praise of "Shakespeare In Love" at the Stockholm City Theater and the TV success "Fröken Frimans krig", For the movie "Den man älskar/To love someone" she received a Guldbagge (Swedens equivalent to an Academy Award) for Best Female Leading Role. - "I loved the movie Rocky, watched it over and over again and just wanted to be Rocky / Sylvester Stallone so I was very happy when I got the question but above all that I finally got to work with Maria Blom who I dreamed of working with long without her I would probably never have dared to take up the challenge! "Says Sofia Ledarp.
"Rocky! - The loser's return "Sweden premieres Friday, 16/8 at. 19.00 during the cultural festival Hornstull Beer Garden, Horntulls beach 15-17 in Stockholm. The play is played on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until September 1, 2019. Tickets are released via www.teaternunderbron.se
A fist bang in the belly of politics!
We love them! The losers who rise against all odds and who win over their own inferior value, their social heritage and their unreasonable loss of life. But what about others, our values a??a??and existence? Is it maybe we who are the losers?
What if all the Rocky's in the world gets up and gives up on the actor, the audience and its likes. If their values a??a??and existence are defeated. If Rocky turns out to be the opposite of the politically correct one.
Screenplay: Tue Biering (Rocky! - Taberens genkomst)
Directed by: Maria Blom
In the role: Sofia Ledarp
Translation: Marie Silkeberg
Producers: Filip Adamo, Rennie Mirro & Petra-Eleonora Näslund (Theater under the bridge)
Danish press votes on "Rocky! - Taberens genkomst"
"It's thinking theater, original and liberating political." Politiken
"Theater that is more than current and in greater agreement with reality than reality itself." Berlingske
"Rocky gives me a whole new perspective on the possibilities of the theater. Rocky is a theater I will never forget." Scenekanten
"A TRIUMPH !!! Uncompromising, courageous and cross-border. "KOP Kultur
About Teatern Under Bron/ the Theater under the bridge:
A cultural flower in the concrete jungle that places the theater in the middle of weekend fans and bathers. A challenging newcomer who creates fun from culture and makes the performing arts accessible to everyone. Theater as spontaneous and in the middle of the buzz, as a challenging hour of newly written drama in the stage area. It is the Theater under the bridge, the well-known and acclaimed theater group, which since 2016 annually returns to the bridge bracket under the Liljeholmsbron in Hornstull at the end of the summer when Stockholm is the most beautiful.
Sprung from an idea by enthusiast and artistic leaders Filip Adamo and Rennie Mirro, together with producer Petra-Eleonora Näslund, create a pop-up theater for 300 visitors. The theater under the bridge is one of the actors at the annual Hornstull Beer Garden; a vibrant cultural oasis in the middle of the concrete filled with cinema, burgers, food, drinks and theater. Visiting the performances under the bridge is a unique theater experience in a rugged urban environment free from association with classical theater.
Read more: www.teaternunderbron.se
Picture @Iza Boëthius