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Season program from The Norwegian Theatre in the spring of 2013. pdf January 2013 Download


Antichrist was a theatre production by The Norwegian Theatre, produced in 2013, and based on a movie script by Lars von Trier.

Peer Perez Øian directed it.


(Objekt ID 36183)
Object type Production
Premiere January 25, 2013
Produced by The Norwegian Theatre
Based on Antichrist by Lars von Trier
Audience Adults
Audience size 1825
Number of events 23
Language Norwegian Nynorsk
Keywords Theatre, Drama
Running period January 25, 2013  

At the website of The Norwegian Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Antichrist:

"A couple of parents loses their small son in a tragic accident. She enters deep mourning and is hospitalised in a psychiatric hospital. He is a therapist, and chooses, despite strong warnings against it, to take his wife home to treat her. He tries to stay rational in relation to her pattern of reaction, but the force of her mourning and psychosis is far stronger than he had ever dreamt of.


Lars von Trier's Antichrist is a work sated with references, to literature, art, philosophy, history, culture and science. When The Norwegian Theatre now chooses to create theatre out of Lars von Trier's film drama it is important to specify that the stage version is an independent artistic interpretation of Lars von Trier's movie script - in other words, the text. This is not a staging of the movie. Von Trier often experiments with narrative techniques and is provocative, unconventional and unafraid in his choice of themes and angles. The movie Antichrist contains a lot of violence, sex and horror effects. Naturally, this is hard to recreate onstage, and our version emphasise the inner dialogue and conflicts within characters more."


The Norwegian Theatre, www.detnorsketeatret.no, 07.10.2014, http://detnorsketeatret.no/index.php?option=com_play&view=play&playid=377

Import from the Scenekunst.no list of openings 12.09.2013

Performance dates
January 25, 2013 19:30 – Scene 2, Det Norske Teatret, The Norwegian Theatre National premiere, Norway