Oh My God

The missionary man

Oh My God was a production by Rogaland Theatre, produced in 2012, and based on a script by Yngve Sundvor.

Yngve Sundvor directed it.

Helga Guren was nominated for The Hedda Award 2013 in the best leading actress category for her efforts in Oh My God.


(Objekt ID 34722)
Object type Production
Premiere September 22, 2012
Produced by Rogaland Theatre
Based on Oh My God by Yngve Sundvor
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Keywords Theatre
Running period September 22, 2012  —  Navember 3, 2012
Duration 2 hours, including an interval

At the webpage of Rogaland Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Oh My God:

"Decades before Mongoland and rich discoveries of oil in The North Sea, The Norwegian Mission Society established a productive movie central at its base in Stavanger. Projected on the white screen the stories about the missionary work went touring the houses of prayer all over the country, and the African Heathens came closer than any 'cousin at Gjøvik'. 

In Oh My God we meet Jacob, who has completed his education as a priest and missionary. He is full of dreams and visions - but he has not yet gotten His Great Calling. After talking to God for years, he is told to establish a movie office in his home town. With the mission movies the faithful and the less faithful experience the results of the mission, seeing it with their own eyes. The message is to be broadcast all over the world - with the use of cellulose film, projector and screen.

With warmth and humour Rogaland Theatre takes a dive into our near history. Director Yngve Sundvor plays with reality, vision and truth, with a look at our greatest export article prior to the oil: the mission!"


Rogaland Theatre, rogaland-teater.no, 21.05.2013, http://www.rogaland-teater.no/program/1600083577/oh-my-god---omg

The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 10.06.2013, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1176

Contributors (17)
Name Role
Yngve Sundvor – Playwright
Yngve Sundvor – Direction
Njål Helge Mjøs – Dramaturge
Arne Nøst – Stage design
Arne Nøst – Costume design
Reidar Richardsen – Video/Film
Frode Ytre-Arne – Sound design
Haakon Espeland – Lighting design
Ole Christoffer Ertvaag – Actor (Fritjov)
Helga Guren – Actor (Edith - Heddanominert 2013)
Roar Kjølv Jenssen – Actor (Pål)
Ingrid Rusten – Actor (Maria)
Hugo Mikal Skår – Actor (Samuel / Gud)
Cato Skimten Storengen – Actor (Jacob)
Even Stormoen – Actor (Christian, Jacobs onkel)
Gretelill Tangen – Actor (Mor, Jacobs mor)
Jill Tonje Holter – Mask design
Performance dates
September 22, 2012Hovedscenen, Rogaland Teater Worldwide premiere