In The Emigrants we meet a pre-industrial Sweden where most people are farmers, fixed in strict hierarchies and where the church’s word is the law. Karl-Oskar and Kristina struggle with rocky fields that refuse to give reward. Debts grow. Hunger haunts. America, the Promised Land, that they know so little about, loom in the distance with rumours of freedom and rich soil. But are they ready to leave everything they know and begin the journey to the other side of the earth?
The world famous director and choreographer – Mats Ek tackles a true classic in Swedish literature, Vilhelm Moberg’s novel The Emigrants depicting some destinies from the great Swedish emigration in the 1800s.
BY: Vilhelm Moberg
DRAMATIZATION BY: Irena Kraus
DIRECTOR AND CHOREOGRAPHER: Mats Ek
WITH: Stina Ekblad, Rolf Lassgård, Malin Ek, Lotta Tejle, Pierre Wilkner, Yvan Auzely, Christoffer Svensson, Andreas Rothlin Svensson, Kristina Törnqvist, Ellen Jelinek, Per Mattsson, Inga-Lill Andersson, Pontus Gustafsson, Carl-Magnus Dellow, Niklas Ek
SET AND COSTUME: Aida Chehrehgosha
MAKE UP: Sofia Ranow Boix-Vives, Linda Hyllengren
LIGHT: Erik Berglund
MUSIC ARRANGEMENT: Niko Röhlcke
TARGET GROUP: Adults
DURATION: 3 h, 30 min with intermission
LANGUAGE: Swedish with English subtitles