The Misanthrope

The Misanthrope was a theatre production staged by Rogaland Theatre in 2012, based on the play by Jean-Baptiste Molière.


(Objekt ID 28812)
Object type Production
Premiere March 1, 2012
Produced by Rogaland Theatre
Based on The Misanthrope by Jean-Baptiste Molière
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Keywords Comedy, Theatre
Running period March 1, 2012  —  April 18, 2012
Duration Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes

The Misanthrope by Rogaland Theatre was nominated for five Hedda Awards in 2012, of which the production won two: Mattis Herman Nyquist got the award in the category of for best leading actor for the role of Alceste, and Sigrid Strøm Reibo won in the category of best direction.

Further, Øystein Martinsen was nominated in the category of best supporting actor for the role of Philinte, Olav Myrtvedt was nominated in the category of best visual design for his stage design and Oleg Glushkov was nominated in the category of special artistic achievement for the choreography.

When giving the best leading actor award to Mattis Herman Nyquist, The Hedda Jury reasoned as follows:

"Not many years have passed since this year's winner started his acting career, but he has already made his mark at four different theatres, and he has gotten a Hedda nomination. The role for which he gets the award today is not an easy one. A complex character, filled with contradictions, with comical as well as tragic sides, self-centred and self-righteous, but also justly critical towards a corrupt, superficial society.

He gets the award for his intelligent approach towards a demanding text, even in alexandrines, creating a nuanced, at the same time modern and classic character of Molière's misanthropic Alceste at Rogaland Theatre.

The best leading actor award goes to Mattis Herman Nyquist."

The Hedda Jury gave the following reason for the award to Sigrid Strøm Reibo:

"Some of our young directors have been educated at home, others have brought exciting new impulses from abroad. Together they have given Norwegian theatre a pleasurable lift the past 15 years. So has this year's winner, who has proven a particular ability to make a text contemporary through purposefully searching for its real message, for so to create a convincing totality through uniting light, sound, physical expressivity and dance with intimate, confident person instruction.

The award goes to a splendid, entertaining reinterpretation of Black Rider at Hålogaland Theatre, and a thorough and very successful new version of Molière's The Misanthrope at Rogaland Theatre.

The Hedda award for best direction goes to Sigrid Strøm Reibo."

Sigrid Strøm Reibo also was nominated for Norwegian Critics' Award for theatrein 2011/2012 for her direction of The Misanthrope.


The Hedda Awards, 29.05.2012,

Sceneweb on Norwegian Critics' Award,

Performance dates
March 1, 2012Hovedscenen, Rogaland Teater Opening night