THE WOMAN WHO TURNED INTO A TREE
By Lisa Langseth
Translated by Rochelle Wright
Directed by Hilkka-Liisa Iivanainen
Cast: Julia Kwamya, Ellinor DiLorenzo
ABOUT THE PLAY
Woman Who Turned into a Tree is a story about the young woman Dafne. Dafne works as a night club hostess, she is fixated on appearance and social hierarchies and does everything to hide that she actually comes from a real working-class environment. When Dafne loses her place to stay in town and is forced to move to a deserted suburb next to a forest, a tree outside her window begins to talk to her. The Woman Who Turned into a Tree is a cross between today’s tough social reality and the world of mythical saga. It is a funny and tragic story of loneliness; what happens when you have lost contact with one’s innermost self and suddenly reach the outskirts of reality… for better or worse.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
LISA LANGSETH is a playwright and director from Sweden. Her other plays include Klimax and Pleasure, both produced by the Swedish Royal Dramatic Theater. She is the screenwriter and director of the feature films Pure, Hotel and Euphoria, all starring Alicia Vikander. She has worked with renowned actresses such as Noomi Rapace, Charlotte Rampling and Eva Green. Lisa Langseth was awarded the 2010 Guldbagge Award for best screenplay (the Swedish equivalent of the Oscar) for her work on Pure, a screen adaptation of Beloved, and a nomination for best director.