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Theater review

2 May

A sneak peek!

Thinking of going to see The Prisoner of Second Avenue? The Dynamo‘s Nadine März and Linda Andersson were there tonight at the play’s premiere!

The Prisoner of Second Avenue is a very sad but at the same time entertaining play about a middle-aged couple in New York. Mel and Edna Edison are facing rough times, such as job loss and a nervous breakdown, and they do their best to get through them.

Even though the stage is simple and not a lot of props are used, the actors manage to make the story convincing, letting the audience directly into their living room. As a part of their life, the viewer is torn between laughing at the clever text and feeling sorry for them and their situation. Also everybody behind the stage did a good job bringing the play to life.

You should take the chance to see the play because it is a very moving story and you will not regret it. It is running every night at 7pm until Thursday at Månteatern.

Text and all photos: Nadine März and Linda Andersson

Lundaspexarna 125th anniversary

13 Apr

Djingis Khan is back in town

This spring, mustaches are in again: for their 125th birthday and their famous April 30 spex*, Lundaspexarna are reviving the mighty Genghis Khan for 9 shows, starting April 22 .

You can joint the event here on Facebook. Tickets can now be bought at Studentinfo inside the AF or online here: you can find exact dates and prices can be found on the Lundaspexarna website (extra shows have been added from the Facebook dates). Continue reading

Aprilskämt

1 Apr

Tuiton fees cancelled for all students

The Swedish government, in a gesture of remorse and regret, has issued a statement apologizing to all wannabe international students to Sweden for depriving them of the opportunity for free higher education and has determined that education in Sweden will remain free for all for all eternity.

Sounds impossible, too good to be true?! Well, it is. But we warned you from the beginning, for those who kan svenskaAprilskämt is the Swedish name for April Fools’ Day. 😀

Many countries share this tradition: it is a day marked by practical jokes played on small or large scales.

Swedish media has been known to participate enthusiastically in April 1st gags: one famous example is that of the a 1962 DIY colour-TV prank. The Local lists this year’s top fake news here.

Want to play your own prank? Just remember to keep it in good taste – it’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye, or their lunch… 😉

 

Student Theatre in English

7 Feb

Meeting tonight, auditions this week

If you’d like to get involved with student theatre this semester, you’ll be happy to hear Lunds studentteater is putting on an English production!

LUST will put on The Prisoner of Second Avenue, by American playwright Neil Simon. More details can be found here.

The student theatre’s introductory meeting for the term will be tonight (Monday, February 7) at 18:30 at Café Athen in the AF castle. The first hour will be conducted in English.

If you’d like to audition for a part in the play, you can e-mail lust@lundsstudentteater.se to arrange for a time (most likely  on Wednesday from 18:00 – 21:00).

Anyone interested in the production and helping out in any way is invited to join! Experience is welcome but in no way necessary – enthusiasm is just as good.

English-language Theater

20 Jan

Producer Wanted!

After two very successful English-language plays last academic year, LUST (Lunds Studentteater) is ready to repeat the experience!

After tackling Oscar Wilde (The Importance of Being Earnest) and historical drama (Elizabeth), LUST is wanting to put on The Prisoner of Second Avenue by Neil Simon.

The troupe is just missing a producer – someone ready to take on the general responsibility for the play, working closely with the director and heads of the different teams (media and advertising, costumes, set design, etc.). Those interested should e-mail lust@lundsstudentteater.se.

The show must go on!

Spex Season!

3 Nov

Have your pick!

A scene from the first act of Mozart eller Det går lika bra med Salieri, a Lundian spex performed by Helsingkronaspexet in Lund. The characters are Mozart (left) and Haydn. Photo Fredrik Tersmeden (April 2010). Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Attending a spex is a must while in Lund. November is a spex-rich month, here is a quick overview of your options!

Helsingkronaspexet presents W. A. Mozart, November 4-6, 7:30pm. Tickets 60-100 SEK (free dress rehearsal tonight for foremen and residents of the nation). Tickets (and show) at Helsingkrona Nation.

Kalmarspex presents Al Capone, November 11-14, 7pm. Tickets 50 SEK, or FREE ENTRANCE if dressed up in the mob style! Tickets and show at Kalmar Nation.

Var Gladspexarna presents Tors Hammare (Thor‘s hammer), November 16-19, varying hours. Tickets 100-150 SEK, available at Student Info or from cast and crew members. Show will be at AF (we think?).

Lundaspexarna presents Ivar Kreuger (the Swedish “Match King”), November 26-28, varying hours. Tickets 50-150 SEK, available at Student Info and online (starting Nov. 13) as well as at the door one hour before the show (if not sold out). Show in the AF castle ballroom.

More details as they come – enjoy the show!

Comedy night

1 Oct

Laugh yourself silly.

Stand-up in English tonight at VGs

Friday October 1st brings another chance to laugh or cringe at professionals’ and amateurs’ jokes and rants.

Show begins at 9:30pm, but as it’s usually a packed house you might want to come early and grab a bite/beer to secure seats. Tickets are 50 SEK at the door, 200 SEK for 5 people. A valid Nation membership (student card or stamped receipt from your nation) is required.

Check out WiseCracker’s homepage or Facebook event for details.

Comedy night

10 Sep

Premiere tonight at VGs

Wisecracker’s, Scandinavia’s first English-language comedy club, has its first student comedy night of the semester tonight at Västgöta Nation.

The pub opens at 7pm, the show begins a bit later. It will feature a mix of amateur and professional comedians from around the world. A student ID (or proof of payment of the nation fee) and photo ID is required. Entrance costs 50 SEK.

Check out their website here!

Hälsingsgille, Autumn 2010

3 Sep

You came, you saw, you picked up the free stuff?

Want to make some noise? You could join one of the student marching bands!

If you didn’t, you’ll have to wait til next semester for another chance!

Mark Wong was there: “Today was the day where all students, Swedish and International, came to the AF Building to check out the clubs and nations before they join any of them.  The fair started at noon time and AF Building was so packed then that I had to come back later around 2pm for a chance to step inside and see what all the fuss was about.  There were also some organizations setting up shop outside too in addition to the first two floors of AF Building.”

More pictures here! Continue reading

1st ever Lund Humour Festival

28 Aug

British comedienne Sally Phillips in Lund tonight

The first Lunds Humorfestival is currently on (August 27 and 28), and tonight at 10:30pm Sally Phillips will be on stage at the Lunds Stadsteatern.

Leftover tickets will be sold at the door half an hour prior to the show. Tickets are 170 SEK.

There are of course other shows and concerts on, some of them free, but in Swedish only. You can find the Google-translated program here.

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