De ti bud* (The Ten Commandments)

Premiére date25 Sep. 1999
Produced byIbsen Theatre
Based onMeanwhile the lights go down and everything becomes black by Jon Fosse; 5.10 by Liv Heløe; Møte by Kjell Askildsen; Løgnen by Sverre Udnæs; Løgnens nødvendighet eller du skal ikke lyve* (The necessity of lie or Thou shalt not lie) by Bjørg Vik; Du skal ikke begjære din nestes hus by Tale Næss
AudienceAdults
Audience size2911
LanguageNorwegian and Norwegian Nynorsk
ExpressionsTheatre, Drama, One-act Play
Running period25 Sep. 1999  

About De ti bud* (The Ten Commandments)

De ti bud* (The Ten Commandments)(1999) was a theatre production produced by Ibsen Theatre, based on texts from ten playwrights, each on one of the ten commandments of The Bible.

Among the playwrights were Kjell Askildsen, Agnar Mykle, Jon Fosse, Sverre Udnæs, Bjørg Vik, Tale Næss and Liv Heløe.

Yngve Sundvor directed it.

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

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Contributors

  • Morten Nyhus - Playwright (Fragmenter)
  • Sverre Udnæs - Playwright (Løgnen)
  • Tale Næss - Playwright (Du skal ikke begjære din nestes hus)
  • Veslemøy Haslund - Playwright (Kvinne og mann)
  • Yngve Sundvor - Direction
  • Hege Tvedt - Choreography
  • Guttorm Guttormsen - Music
  • Terje Lindberg - Dramaturge
  • Kari Gravklev - Stage design
  • Kari Gravklev - Costume design
  • Colin Padget - Light
  • Aril Martinsen - Actor (Faren i Møte / Faren i Fragmenter / Isak i Løgnen )
  • Hanne Lindbæk - Actor (Bodil i Møte / Maria i 5.10 / Evy i Løgnren / Cille i Løgnens nødvendighet ... / Hun i Det korteste møte)
  • Ida Løken Valkeapää - Actor (alternerte med Jeanne Bøe - Sykepleieren i Kvinne og mann / Kvinnen i Fragmenter / Jenta i Medan lyset går ned og alt blir svart )
  • Jeanne Bøe - Actor (alternerte med Ida Løken - Sykepleieren i Kvinne og mann / Kvinnen i Fragmenter / Jenta i Medan lyset går ned og alt blir svart)
  • Mads Henning Jørgensen - Actor (Gabriel i Møte / Sønnen i Fragmenter / Bror og Stefan i 5.10 / Jan i Løgnen / Han i Du skal ikke begære din nestes hus / Han i Det korteste møte)
  • Oda Schjøll - Actor (Hun i Kvinne og mann / Kvinna i Medan lyset går ned og alt blir svart / Wanda i Løgnens nødvendighet ... )
  • Ola Otnes - Actor (Han i Kvinne og mann / Tatovør i Fragmenter / Mannen i Medan lyset går ned og alt blir svart / Tom i Løgnen )
  • Petter Width Kristiansen - Actor (Sønnen i Hviledagen / Hugo i 5.10 / Gutten i Medan lyset går ned og alt blir svart)
  • Veslemøy Haslund - Actor (Moren i Hvlledagen / Dordi i 5.10 / Agnes i Løgnen )
  • Helena von Bergen - Mask design

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Performance dates

  • 25 Sep. 1999 - Worldwide premiere
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    Awards

    Assignments:

    The Hedda Award, 2000 Open category

    More about De ti bud* (The Ten Commandments)

    Ibsen Theatre won The Hedda Award 2000 in the open category for De ti bud* (The Ten Commandments).

    The production represented the world premiere of Jon Fosse's Meanwhile the lights go down and everything becomes black. The text is written in response to the sixth commandment: "You shall not commit adultery".

    Sources:

    Dagbladet, www.dagbladet.no, 12.11.2012, http://www.dagbladet.no/kultur/1999/09/26/178332.html

    Sceneweb on The Hedda Award 2000, www.sceneweb.no, 12.11.2012, http://www.sceneweb.no/en/awarding/23919/Heddaprisen_2000-2000

    The book Teaterstykke 2 (literally: Theatrical Plays 2), Jon Fosse, Det Norske Samlaget (2001)

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