Love Stories by ABBA

Love, music, party

Designers: Anna Westerling (SE)
Number of participants: 15
Duration: 4 hours
Genre/style: Nordic larp.
The presenter feels that this larp IS suitable for young people aged 16+

About the larp

A band during their last tour the summer of 79. Five party nights tells the story of the band’s love life – beginnings, endings and the longing for it. The music of ABBA is used to express feelings – we’ll sing and dance out our emotions for maximum drama. It’s sing along – all can join no matter of vocal skills.

Content Warnings: It’s love stories, people become together, break up and are unfaithful to each other. But no, no specific trigger warnings.

Presented by

Anna Westerling (SE): Anna Westerling is a game designer who has created games such as A Nice Evening with the Family, Fortune & Felicity, Summer Lovin’, Robin’s friends and Lovestories by ABBA. She is the producer of Stockholm Scenario Festival which will run for the 6th time November 2018. Anna has produced the Nordic larp book, the nano-game collection #Feminism and the Nordic Larp conference Knutpunkt both 2006 and 2010. She is a freelance project manager within the culture sector.

Parameters

Communication style Speaking and singing
Movement style Dancing for your own sake i.e. it should be fun for you; also walking around in a bar
Tone Dramatic
Characters Players build their characters around a predesigned skeleton or archetype
Narrative control Heavily scripted, perhaps with predefined scenes whose outcomes are known
Transparency Fully transparent – players will, or at least can, know absolutely everything in advance
Representation level Scenery and props will be used to make the play space look something like the fictional space
Play culture The concept of rivalry or cooperation between players doesn’t really apply

Saturday afternoon, Theatre