Virginia's Letter

Virginia's Letter (2010) is a theatre production by Trøndelag Theatre. The text was written by Kjersti Haugen, Mads Bones, Odd L. Haugen and the ensemble based on the letter eight year old Virginia O'Hanlon wrote the newspaper The New York Sun in 1897, and the reply Francis P. Church gave her, in form of an editorial, the next day.

Kjersti Haugen directed it.

Ingrid Bergstrøm acted in the role of Virginia.


(Objekt ID 41973)
Object type Production
Premiere Navember 5, 2010
Produced by Trøndelag Theatre
Based on Virginia's Letter by Virginia O'Hanlon, Francis P. Church, Kjersti Haugen, Mads Bones, Odd L. Haugen
Audience Children
Audience size 14062
Number of events 44
Language Norwegian
Keywords Christmas Production, Performance for children, Theatre
Running period Navember 5, 2010  —  December 30, 2010
Duration 1 hour, 55 minutes

Virginia O'Hanlon's letter went as follows:

"Dear Editor,
I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, 'If you see it in The Sun, it's so. Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus?
Virginia O'Hanlon."


The National Library of Norway, digitised performance program, transferred to Sceneweb 13.08.2015

Trøndelag Theatre's repertoire database, donated by Trøndelag Theatre. 01.09.2014

Performance dates
Navember 5, 2010Hovedscenen, Trøndelag Teater, Trøndelag Theatre Opening night