Oscar and the Lady in Pink

Oscar and the Lady in Pink was a theatre production by Trøndelag Theatre, produced in 2014 and based on a novel by Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt.

Kjersti Haugen directed it, and was also responsible for the stage design.


(Objekt ID 37531)
Object type Production
Premiere January 9, 2014
Produced by Trøndelag Theatre
Based on Oscar and the Lady in Pink by Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Keywords Theatre, Monodrama
Running period January 9, 2014  
Duration 1 hour 40 minutes
Website Trøndelag Teater

At the webpage of Trøndelag Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Oscar and the Lady in Pink:

"We are born, and we die. Life is what we spend the time in between on. Oscar is 10 years old, seriously ill, and knows he is soon to die. Granny Rose works on the hospital where Oscar is a resident. And when other adults shrink away in fear of the approaching death, the two examine life in all its diversity. During a few days - and with imagination, humour and wisdom.


Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt is one of France's most read and translated writers (Sceneweb's comment: Though he is born in France, he is a Belgian citizen and now lives in Belgium). He also has great success as a playwright, and his plays have been performed in more than 50 countries. Oscar and the Lady in Pink was not originally written for the stage, but is one of five novels Schmitt has labelled The Cycle of the Invisible.

About Oscar Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt says: "I admire Oscar for his honesty and courage, for his lack of sentimentality and the energy he exudes until the end. Even when he is no longer able to move, he can still think. I admire him for never losing his generous nature."


Trøndelag Theatre, www.trondelag-teater.no, 04.03.2014, http://trondelag-teater.no/forestillinger/oscar-og-den-rosa-damen/

Import from the Scenekunst.no list of openings 13/11-2013

Contributors (17)
Name Role
Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt – Author
Kjersti Haugen – Translation
Ragnhild Sølvberg – Translation
Kjersti Haugen – Direction
Elisabeth Egseth Hansen – Dramaturge
Kjersti Haugen – Stage design
Trine Bjørhusdal – Costume design
Eskild Johansen Næss – Sound design
Stein Jørgen Øien – Lighting design
Ragnhild Sølvberg – Actor
Rolf Svensli – Mask design
Karl-Martin Hoddevik – Props
Erik Johansen – Stage manager
Lasse Berre – Photo
Eiliv Storli – Technical Crew
Gerd Aaker – Prompter
Ann Eli Aasgård – Prompter
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