Love without Stockings

Love without Stockings was a staged reading by Trøndelag Theatre, produced in 2014, based on the play by Johan Herman Wessel.

Kenneth Homstad directed it.


(Objekt ID 38299)
Object type Production
Premiere March 25, 2014
Produced by Trøndelag Theatre
Based on Love without Stockings by Johan Herman Wessel
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Expressions Reading
Running period March 25, 2014  
Website Trøndelag Teater

At the webpage of Trøndelag Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Love without Stockings:

"Love without Stockings is one of the first real parodies of theatre history. When considering how irony and parody still march their victory parade at the Norwegian humour stage it is amazing to see to what degree the play heralds the humour of today. Love without Stockings is no less than a Norwegian parody of French tragedy, the theatre and the convention of finding 'the one'.

The play was written as early as 1772 and it is about the young Grete who decides that if she is not getting married this day exactly, she will never be married. Her fiancé Johan von Ehrenpreis is out of town, and because of that, she turns to her ex-boyfriend Mads. But Johan is not lost, he steals Mads' stockings, and Mads gets into a rage, and so the action goes on."


Trøndelag Theatre,, 01.04.2014,

Import from the list of openings 05/02-2014

Name Role
Johan Herman Wessel – Playwright
Kenneth Homstad – Direction
Kenneth Homstad – Actor
Espen Klouman Høiner – Actor
Silje Lundblad – Actor
Renate Reinsve – Actor
Jon Lockert Rohde – Actor
Performance dates
March 25, 2014Theatercaféen – Opening night