Puntila

Puntila (2004) was a theatre production by The Arctic Theatre and Arctic Arts Festival. Puntila was based on the play by Bertolt Brecht. It was performed June 19 2004 as the opening performance during Arctic Arts Festival, marking the festival's 40th anniversary.

Lennart Lidström directed it.

The role of Puntila was played by Kristian Fr. Figenschow jr. He was nominated for The Hedda Award in the particularly excellent performance category for the role.

Ketil Høegh played the role of Mattis.

Information

(Objekt ID 32014)
Object type Production
Premiere June 19, 2004
Produced by The Arctic Theatre, Arctic Arts Festival
Based on Mister Puntila and his Man Matti AKA Puntila by Bertolt Brecht
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian dialect
Expressions Theatre, Drama
Running period June 19, 2004  
Website HÅLOGALAND TEATER
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At the webpage of The Arctic Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Puntila:

"The local great Puntila owns woods and fishing villages. He is also in possession of a violent thirst, splitting him in two: When he is drunk he is a kind and considerate man, when he is sober he is a terrible tyrant. As he stumbles between the two extremities he destroys a lot for his workers, his friends and not least himself."

SOURCES:

The Arctic Theatre, digitised performance program, transferred to Sceneweb by The National Library of Norway 08.07.2014

The Arctic Theatre on the production, www.ht.tr.no, 18.10.2012, http://www.ht.tr.no/index.php/theatre/showview?iShowID=122

Sceneweb on The Hedda Award 2005, www.sceneweb.no, 17.10.2012, http://www.sceneweb.no/en/awarding/23849/The_Hedda_Award_2005-2005

Performance dates
June 19, 2004 , Arctic Arts Festival – Opening night
Festivals
Arctic Arts Festival June 19, 2004