The Wild Duck
The Wild Duck (1942) was a theatre production by Trøndelag Theatre, based on the play by Henrik Ibsen.
Trøndelag Theatre's head at the time, Henry Gleditsch, instructed it, and was meant to act in the role of Doctor Relling. But shortly before the planned opening October 6th he was arrested by the German occupation forces. He was executed October 7th.
Axel Thue interpreted the role of Gregers Werle.
Ingolf Rogde interpreted the role of Hjalmar Ekdal.
Siri Rom interpreted the role of Hedvig Ekdal.
Despite the execution of Henry Gleditsch, Trøndelag Theatre's production of The Wild Duck was still performed. The opening was delayed for two weeks. Kristian Hefte took over the role of Relling.
When curtain fell the opening night, the audience got to their feet and stood in silence before quietly leaving the auditorium. Nor was there any applause at the following performances of The Wild Duck.
Norsk Biografisk Leksikon on Henry Gleditsch, www.nbl.snl.no, 13.10.2014, https://nbl.snl.no/Henry_Gleditsch
Trøndelag Theatre's repertoire database, donated by Trøndelag Theatre. Imported to the Sceneweb database 28.08.2014
|Henrik Ibsen||– Playwright|
|Henry Gleditsch||– Direction|
|Henry Johnsrud||– Musical Management|
|Oswald Sjøgren||– Stage design|
|Knut Jacobsen||– Costume design|
|Karl Bergmann||– Actor (Grosserer Werle, verkseier)|
|Wilfred Breistrand||– Actor (Leietjener Jensen)|
|Erik Melbye Brekke||– Actor (En nærsynt herre)|
|Johan Fillinger||– Actor (Bokholder Gråberg)|
|Synnøve Gleditsch||– Actor (Fru Sørby, grossererens husbestyrerinne - skulle spilt rollen)|
|Henry Gleditsch||– Actor (Relling, lege - skulle spilt rollen)|
|Kristian Hefte||– Actor (Relling, lege - overtok rollen da Henry Gleditsch ble skutt)|
|Knut Jacobsen||– Actor (En blekfet herre)|
|Ingolf Rogde||– Actor (Hjalmar Ekdal, Gamle Ekdals sønn, fotograf)|
|Siri Rom||– Actor (Hedvig, Gina og Hjalmars datter, 14 år)|
|Eugen Skjønberg||– Actor (Gamle Ekdal )|
|Svend Svendsen||– Actor (Pettersen, grossererens tjener)|
|Signe Tharaldsen||– Actor (Gina Ekdal, Hjalmars hustru)|
|Axel Thue||– Actor (Gregers Werle, Grosserens sønn )|
|Inger Worren||– Actor (Fru Sørby, grossererens husbestyrerinne - overtok rollen da Henry Gleditsch ble skutt)|
|Svend von Düring||– Actor (Molvik, forhenværende teolog / En tynnhåret herre)|