Ylajali (2009) was a theatre production by Rogaland Theatre, based on the play by Jon Fosse, in turn based on Knut Hansun's novel Hunger. The production was performed in the theatre's venue Intimscenen.

Carl Jørgen Kiønig directed it.


(Objekt ID 33522)
Object type Production
Premiere March 28, 2009
Produced by Rogaland Theatre
Based on Ylajali by Jon Fosse; Hunger by Knut Hamsun
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Expressions Theatre, Drama
Running period March 28, 2009  

Arne Nøst, the head of Rogaland Theatre, writes the following, among other things, about Ylajali, from the webpage of Rogaland Theatre:

"Then I saw that Jon Fosse had written Ylajali, freely based on Hunger, and I was excited to see what such a meeting between two great artists could result in. I became warm and happy when reading the artwork by Fosse, as this was no adaption, more an inspired image with Hamsun-like connotations to it, with new motifs and nuances, in another language than Hamsun's. Fosse has read Hunger in another way than I did the first time I read it, and to me it expands the text by Hamsun. I am happy to present our stage interpretation of Ylajali.

Ylajali, the unwinnable woman the young man projects his dreams upon, the ephemeral and beautiful, perhaps easing the young man's tragic situation, but also increasing the comedy and the height of the fall, for this hungry character out there, in the city hell."


Rogaland Theatre's repertoire archive donated by Rogaland Theatre, 24.01.201

Rogaland Theatre, www.rogaland-teater.no, 22.02.2013, http://www.rogaland-teater.no/program/1600083577/ylajali

Contributors (15)
Name Role
Knut Hamsun – Author
Jon Fosse – Playwright
Carl Jørgen Kiønig – Direction
Åsmund Feidje – Music
Ola Bråten – Stage design (Scenografisk konsulent)
Torill Lund – Light
Cecilie Enersen – Actor (Ung kvinne, Ylajali)
Glenn André Kaada – Actor (Ung mann)
Svein Harry Schöttker Hauge – Actor (Eldre mann)
Jill Tonje Holter – Makeup
Kari Hillesund – Props
Wenche Solgård Andresen – Props
Victoria Irene Koch – Stage manager
Kjøstel Sandvik – Stage manager
Gudrun Rossnes – Prompter
Performance dates
March 28, 2009Intimscenen – Opening night