Swedish Furniture

Swedish Furniture takes the audience into the bedroom of a modern day, millennial couple; their frustration with each other, gender constructs and expectations, the economy, education and entering the workforce all boil to a head as they face the fiercest challenge a couple can face—assembling an IKEA bed.

Part lampoon, part pointed exploration of modern love, Swedish Furniture is a compassionate and hilarious cautionary tale with IKEA furniture assembled LIVE on stage. From award-winning playwright Matt Hertendy.


The 2019 TACTICS Mainstage Series presents the world premieres of three new productions, all penned by award-winning Ottawa playwrights. Each production runs for two weeks at Arts Court Theatre. We create a platform for local indie artists to push theatrical limitations, share their stories with more of the community, and dream big with their art.