Does the experience of living in Sweden feel overwhelming, confusing and frustrating sometimes? Turns out you’re not alone!
Josh Lenn, American actor and ‘love refugee’, moved to Sweden 5 years ago. Like most foreigners, he was presented with many challenges, as well as amazing experiences. He became fascinated with the idea of being an expat in Sweden. Well, who wouldn’t?!
“It is a very unique experience because Sweden is such a small country with strong social norms”.
So what would any LA actor worth his salt do? Why, put on a show of course!
Not just any show, but an improv comedy show, since it provides a fantastic vehicle to both laugh at cultural differences, as well as understand them.
Lost in Translation has been performing for full houses since it opened, fall 2012, and has been extended three times. Lost in Translation is back this autumn with ten new shows at Improvisation & Co. in Odenplan. The show has also been invited to perform in the Lund Humor Festival this August.
The show is completely improvised and driven by audience suggestion. The audiences have been extremely diverse hosting people from 15 to 20 different countries every show. All audience members are encouraged to offer inspiration to the actors revolving around Sweden and often relationships between Swedes and foreigners.
The second act is a long form, which means the improvisers play one long improvised story, and the story is different every time. The show works with the romantic comedy genre and strives to be true to the experience of being in love in Sweden, and the obstacles love has to overcome.
Friday, 6th September 2013 at 19:00
Friday, 13th September 2013 at 19:00
Friday, 20th September 2013 at 19:00
Friday, 11th October 2013 at 19:00
Friday, 25th October 2013 at 19:00
Friday, 11th November 2013 at 19:00
Tickets: 200 SEK – Book them here!
Director: Josh Lenn
Cast: Veronica Bergström, Jenny Björk, Josh Lenn, Maria Lindberg, Katarina Wahlberg and Robert Weitz.
Music: Maria Olofsson