The root of life

Västerbottensteatern, Skellefteå
The story of Rönnog. About the happiness of being in love and the misfortune of being born a woman. About the quest to feel justified, about passion, shame, prohibition and admonition - where resistance becomes the very core, the source of power; anger root of life.

"She is a natural disaster - scarcely covered with human skin"

The novel Lifsen's Root, which Sara Lidman wrote about her mother, is nothing more than an act of love - a reconciliation, but no beautification. We get to follow Rönnog through her upbringing as a mother and matriarch in a settler area in Västerbotten. She abandons the position as a dairy for married to the small farmer Isak Mårten Mårtensson. Love triumphs over the fear of poverty but; it has met a worthy opponent!
01Oct 19:00 - 21:00 Västerbottensteatern
02Oct 14:00 - 16:00 Västerbottensteatern

Contact information

Nordlandergatan 1
Contact: Maria Asserud
Phone: +46-705695632

Organizer: Västerbottensteatern


Price information


SEK 295 word price
SEK 180 youth / stud



Directed by: Lillemor Skogheden
Participants: Ellenor Lindgren and Nina Nordvall Vahlberg
Screenplay: Ellenor Lindgren (based on Sara Lidman's novel "The Root of Life")
Music: Nina Nordvall Vahlberg