Title File type Publiseringsdato Download
Season program Black Box Theater the spring of 2001. pdf January 2001 Download

Rike Per* (Rich Per)

Rike Per* (Rich Per) (2000) by Teater Joker was a fairytale about power, desire and courage. It was rolled out in the pace of a gallop, yes, as rapidly as the riches had flooded Norway the past years. The play was about the greedy Rike Per (Rich Per) who wanted to do whatever it takes to keep the daughter's suitors away. He has more than enough money to buy it all, but not them all. One day an impoverished boy who doesn't own anything comes visiting.

*Not yet translated into English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.


(Objekt ID 2479)
Object type Production
Premiere September 15, 2000
Produced by Teater Joker
Audience Children, Youth (from 10)
Number of events 328
Language Norwegian
Keywords Theatre, Storytelling theatre, Physical theatre
Running period September 15, 2000  
Website Teater Joker

Requirements to venue

Minimum stage width 5m
Maximum stage width 5m
Minimum stage depth 5m
Maximum stage depth 5m
Minimum stage height 4m
Maximum stage height 4m
Blackout No
Rigging time 60 minutes
Downrigging time 30 minutes
Audience 150

The production Rike Per* (Rich Per) by Teater Joker used the expressions of cartoon mime/bandes mime and oral storytelling.

The art of oral storytelling is a direct, oral narration technique. The storyteller keeps the story emphasised, to provide the images of the listeners’ room to exist. This old tradition has been awoken to life in our contemporary time and it is a dialogue between a storyteller and a listener meeting through a story.

Rike Per* (Rich Per) is based on the fairytales Per, The Rich MerchantThe Devil with the Three Golden Hairs and Marco the Rich.

The production has been performed 328 times and toured with The National Touring Network for Performing Arts in the following counties: Møre og Romsdal, Oppland, Aust-Agder, Vest-Agder, Sør-Trøndelag, Sogn og Fjordane, Hordaland, Vestfold, Hedmark, Akershus and Telemark. The production was also performed at Black Box Teater in Oslo, The Market for Performing Arts in Sandefjord and at Porsgrunn International Theatre Festival.


Teater Joker, 29.11.2010, http://www.teaterjoker.no/Teater_Joker/Rike_Per.html

The Norwegian Association of Performing Arts/NAPA, 29.11.2010 http://www.danseogteatersentrum.no/sck/members.shtml?lang=nor&sam=&cat=&gen=&cou=&cri=teater%20joker&aid=1&prid=1&act=prod

*Not yet translated into English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

Contributors (11)
Name Role
Niels Peter Underland – Direction
Cathrine Gåre Opstad – Costume
Guri Glans – Actor
Asgeir Hjorthaug – Actor
Gunhild Aubert Opdal – Actor
Peder Opstad – Actor
Torgunn Wold Platzack – Actor
Elsa Aanensen – Actor
Torgunn Wold Platzack – Singer
Guri Glans – Producer
Niels Peter Underland – Producer
Performance dates
February 6, 2001Lille scene (Vika), Black Box teater Show
September 15, 2000 Worldwide premiere
Press coverage

IdaLou Larsen, date unknown, Nationen [Oslo, Norway]:
"Theatre game at a high level. One rarely sees theatre which is on the one side so artistically thought-through and renewing tradition, and on the other side so immediately appeals to the audience."

Anne Ekornholmen, date unknown, TA [Norway]:
"Adventurous illusions, worthy of six pips on the die. All of a sudden one understands what the word theatre spectacle really stems from. To imagine another world. Rike Per* (Rich Per) became a fairytale experience for adults and children."

*Not yet translated into English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.