David Wiberg “Det gulliga pojkslemmot”

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Young feminist cartoonist meets a faded, chauvinist writer in this one-person show about wrecked masculinity and dissolving self-images.

After delving to the depths of his inner teenage girl Linnea in the success performance Svart tulpan and Dagboksanteckningar från ett källarhål, David Wiberg now settles with his inner old man. In Det gulliga pojkslemmot we meet Malmö writer Manne Törnlund, rewarder Niels and Linnea, who has turned 21 and moved to Malmö and started making cartoons.

The pompous Manne is past his glory days: the cultural references and masterpieces are a thing of the 70s, and the bohemian bob has become gray and brittle. When his publisher asks him to write an autobiography he recruits the young, feminist cartoonist Linnea. She will make a cartoon novel about his life to make his way into the new time he feels excluded from. David Wiberg slides between these characters in a humorous and poetic performance about masculinity gone awry, dissovling self-images and the longing to be a distinct individual.

To quote Magnus Jonsson, editor in chief of Galago “The only good theatre performance I’ve seen in my life”.

David Wiberg is a comedian, actor, screenwriter and playwright. 1992 to 2003 he was part of humor collective Varanteatern who made performances and entertainment TV. David has also appeared in TV4’s humor series Boy Machine and feature film The hundred 100-year-old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared. This fall Det gulliga pojkslemmot will be released as a book by Atlas publishing house.

Text & with: David Wiberg | Director: Paula Stenström Öhman | Music & sound design: Stefan Johansson & Min Stora Sorg | Coreography: Malin Hellkvist Sellén | Co-production: David Wiberg, Paula Stenström Öhman & Lumor

80 min.
In Swedish