This expressive description comes in the introductory chapter of Selma Lagerlöf’s novel, Jerusalem – i Dalarne (Jerusalem – in Dalarna). Selma Lagerlöf had been inspired to write this book by events in the Swedish Dales parish of Nås, when thirty-seven people sold up everything and emigrated to Jerusalem in the summer of 1896. Writer and actor, Rune Lindström, later adapted the novel for the stage and the dramatisation was called Ingmarsspelen – The Ingmar Play
Rune Lindström wrote Ingmarsspelen (The Ingmar Play) during the winter of 1958-59. It has been performed every summer since its premiere on 4th July, 1959, in Nås, the place where the actual events described took place at the end of the nineteenth century. Adventure, dramatic events and the true story behind Selma Lagerlöf’s famous account of the thirty-seven Nås folk who, under pressure from their charismatic revivalist preacher, are determined to leave everything and emigrate to Jerusalem, has resulted in a summer theatre experience of more than fifty years’ standing.
Game Times: Friday, July 1 19:00 Premiere!
Saturday, July 2 15:00
Sunday, July 3 15:00
Monday July 4 19:00
Tuesday, July 5 16:00
Book your ticket online or at the Visit Southern Dalarna, phone 0771-62 62 62.
Coffee and light refreshments, as well as ”kolbullar” (bacon pancakes), freshly made while you wait, are also available nearby in the park. Rain capes are available for sale and blankets can be hired. The site is handicap friendly and hearing loops are available. There are handicrafts for sale and also an exhibition giving the background to the Jerusalem emigrants. Literature is available on sale for those who wish to find out more.
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|+46 0771-62 62 62|
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|Visit Södra Dalarna|
|Prices 300:- per person. 12-18-year-olds 125:-, 0-11-year-olds admission free. Groups of not less than 12 people: 260:- per person. Summer theatre with buffet meal: A buffet meal is available two hours before the performance. Entrance ticket + buffet: 480:- per person, 12-18-year-olds 255:-, 0-11-year-olds free. Groups of not less than 12 people: 440:- per person.|
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