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REGRETTERS (The play)


Mikael and Orlando both regret going through sexual reassignment operations to become women. They meet for the first time to have a conversation about it. Regretters is Marcus Lindeen's debut play as a director and playwright. It is based on recorded conversations between two Swedish men. The play was produced for Stockholms Stadsteater (Stockholm City Theatre) and premiered in November 2006. During four years it had several sold-out reruns at the theater. The original production was also selected as one of the best Swedish contemporary plays by The Royal Dramatic Theater in Stockholm and The National Swedish Television, who recorded it and broadcasted it in 2009.

Regretters has been translated into French, German, Norwegian, Spanish, English, Chinese and Korean. In November 2008 the German translation was selected and performed as a staged reading at the FIND-festival (Festival Internationale Neue Dramatik) at The Schaubühne in Berlin. New productions of the play has been made at The National Theater in Oslo and The National Swedish Theater in Helsinki. In 2013 the play opened in Mexico City at Teatro Helénico. In 2018, a new production of the Spanish translation of the play premiered in Santiago, Chile, directed by Víctor Carrasco. In 2019, two more productions was made, one in Buenos Aires and another one in Seoul, South Korea.

In 2010, Marcus Lindeen directed a documentary film, also called Regretters, featuring the real Mikael and Orlando in conversation.

In 2022, Marcus Lindeen will direct a new reworked version of the play in French with the title Orlando et Mikael. The play will be presented as the first installment of a trilogy of plays on the theme of identity. The full trilogy (Orlando et Mikael, Wild Minds and L’Aventure invisible) will be performed together at Festival d’Automne in Paris in 2022.





INFO & CREDITS

ORIGINAL TITLE Ångrarna
LENGTH 80 min
LANGUAGE
Swedish
THEATER
Stockholms Stadsteater
YEARS
2006-2008

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY
Marcus Lindeen
SCENOGRAPHY AND COSTUME
Astrid Ljungberg Järnblad
LIGHT DESIGN Daniel Trankell
MAKE UP Kjell Gustavsson
DRAMATURG
Sofia Fredén
TECHNICIANS Sara Svensson, Sara Gadd
TECHNICAL COORDINATOR
Stefan Karlström
FILM EDITING
Marinella Angusti
PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Jen-Britt Askenberg
PRODUCER Eva Kassander

CAST Lena-Pia Bernhardsson, Åke Lundqvist




EXTRA MATERIAL

︎ Download program notes (Swedish)






INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTIONS

LOS ARREPENTIDOS
YEARS 2019-2022

THEATER Timbre-4, Buenos Aires, Argentina
CAST Monica Raiola, Luciano Suardi
DIRECTED BY Daniel Veronese

후회하는 자들 (REGRETTERS)
YEAR
2019
THEATER Doosan Art Center, Seoul, South Korea
CAST Choonsunh Ji (지춘성), Youngjun Kim (김용준)
DIRECTED BY Juyeon Ryu (류주연)

LOS ARREPENTIDOS
YEAR
2018
THEATER
The Centre Gabriela Mistral, GAM, Santiago, Chile
CAST
Alfredo Castro, Rodrigo Pérez
DIRECTED BY
Víctor Carrasco

LOS ARREPENTIDOS
YEAR
2013
THEATER
Centro Cultural Helénico, Mexico City, Mexico
CAST
Margarita Sanz, Alejandro Calva
DIRECTED BY
Sebastián Sanchez Amunategui


ÅNGRARNA

YEAR 2012
THEATER
Svenska Teatern, Helsinki, Finland
CAST
Sue Lemström, Rabbe Smedlund
DIRECTED BY
Chris af Enehielm

DE ANGRENDE
YEAR 2009
THEATER Torshovteatret, National Theater of Oslo, Norway
CAST Trond Lie, Karl Sundby
DIRECTED BY Trond Lie

REGRETTERS (staged reading)
YEAR 2008
THEATER Schaubühne, Berlin as part of FIND Festival
DIRECTED BY Ramin Gray









Åke Lundqvist and Lena-Pia Bernhardsson in the original production at Stockholms Stadsteater directed by Marcus Lindeen (2006-2008)



Rodrigo Pérez and Alfredo Castro in the Chilean production directed by Víctor Carrasco at The Centre Gabriela Mistral in Santiago (2018)



Alejandro Calva and Margarita Sanz in the production at Centro Cultural Helénico in Mexico City, directed by Sebastián Sanchez Amunategui (2013)



Choonsunh Ji (지춘성), Youngjun Kim (김용준) in the production directed by Juyeon Ryu (류주연) at Doosan Art Center in Seoul, South Korea (2019)




Sue Lemström and Rabbe Smedlund in the production directed by Chris af Enehielm at Svenska Teatern in Helsinki, Finland (2012)

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