The Guitar Man

Premiére date2003
Produced byFerske Scener
Based onThe Guitar Man by Jon Fosse
LanguageNorwegian dialect
ExpressionsTheatre, Monologue
Running period2003  
Duration40 minutes

About The Guitar Man

The Guitar Man (2003) was a theatre production by Ferske Scener, the Norwegian premiere of a theatre monologue by Jon Fosse.

Makka Kleist directed it.

Bernt Bjørn performed the monologue.

The guitar man came to the town where he lives because of a woman, and he stayed because of a son. Year after year he has been standing in the underpass, singing his songs for people who do not always want to listen. He has now reached a crossroads. The Guitar Man is a play about daring the unknown and to move on.

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More about The Guitar Man

At the webpage of Ferske Scener, the following, among other things, is written about The Guitar Man:

"The action in The Guitar Man by Ferske Scener is simple: A street singer taking a little break – a breather the mundane repetitions of daily life.

Ferske Scener shows its audience a middle-aged man midway into an existential crisis. During the play he confronts his life. He makes a final decision and he acts on it.

The Guitar Man is a production about the necessity of making choices. There is a time for everything, including giving in. Facing defeat may let you see something else entirely different.

The Guitar Man is the first theatre monologue written by Jon Fosse."


Ferske Scener,, 23.11.2010,, and 16.04.2020,