Affæren* (The affair)

Affæren* (The affair) by Nordland Theatre is a monologue performance about the time after a war. Stein Elvestad wrote Affæren after conversations with people who had in different ways been touched by war.

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


(Objekt ID 27393)
Object type Production
Premiere March 30, 2011
Produced by Nordland Theatre
Based on Affæren by Stein Hiller Elvestad
Audience Adults
Audience size 1627
Number of events 38
Language Norwegian
Expressions Theatre, Monologue, Movie
Running period March 30, 2011  
Website Nordland Teater

Stamsund International Theatre Festival writes the following about Affæren* (The affair) by Nordland Theatre:

"A one-night stand in Munich throws Frida 70 years back in time, to a time when the Germans marched into Norway and settled in her own home municipality, Lurøy.

How long should the sons of the fathers be the inheritance of the daughters? When will we be done with the war? For those who lived near the fortress of Grønsvik there was not just a battle to manage the new daily life, but also a battle to remain on the right side of a small line, one that post-war sorted the heroes from the collaborators.

The monologue Affæren discusses how war is experienced by young people of today. The war is painful for many elderly, but haven't the younger generations put past behind them, either?"


Stamsund International Theatre Festival,, 12.03.2012,

Name Role
Stein Hiller Elvestad – Script
Stein Hiller Elvestad – Direction
Kari Britt Nilsen – Costume design
Stein Hiller Elvestad – Video/Film
Ronny Klausen – Sound design
Johan Haugen – Lighting design
Hilde Stensland – Actor (Frida)
Gudmund Gulljord – Performer
Johan Haugen – Performer
Magne Jøsevold – Performer
Halgeir Sandvær – Performer
Kristian B. Winther – Performer
Hilde Ira Torvenes – Mask design
Hilde Ira Torvenes – Props
Hilde Ira Torvenes – Stage manager
Per Rasmussen – Production manager
Wenche Bakken – Producer
Isabella Flått – Administration
Maiken Johansen – Administration
Gerd Dreyer Larsen – Administration
Performance dates
May 26, 2011 21:15 – Vaglebruket , Stamsund Teaterfestival – Show
March 30, 2011Grønsvik Fort – Worldwide premiere