In the Solitude of Cotton Fields

In the Solitude of Cotton Fields (2015) was a theatre production by The Norwegian Theatre, based on the play by Bernard-Marie Koltès. The production was performed at Scene 2.

Tormod Carlsen directed it.


(Objekt ID 45510)
Object type Production
Premiere February 20, 2015
Produced by The Norwegian Theatre
Based on In the Solitude of Cotton Fields by Bernard-Marie Koltès
Audience Adults
Audience size 652
Number of events 11
Language Norwegian Nynorsk
Expressions Theatre, Drama
Running period February 20, 2015  
Website Det Norske Teatret

The production was the diploma assignments of director student Tormod Carlsen and stage design student Heidi Dalene. He is close to graduating from the director study at Oslo National Academy of the Arts and she from The Norwegian Theatre Academy in Fredrikstad (Østfold College University).

At the website of The Norwegian Theatre the following, among other things, is written about In the Solitude of Cotton Fields:

"Two men, a buyer and a seller, meet in a place and in a time when one can take nothing for granted. Who the two are is a nonessential issue, the important thing is the meeting in itself, the situation developing between the two strangers. The text is a dialogue between two persons who try to approach one another, but without having one of them submit to the other. As long as they talk, the language is their weapon. One only wishes the conversation to continue, so that other and more lethal weapons won't replace the words."

The music is created by the band Lady Hardanger, consisting of Ingeleiv Berstad, Anne Lise Frøkedal, Ingemund Askeland and Olav Christer Rossebø.


The National Library of Norway, performance program transferres to Sceneweb, 21.10.2015.

The Norwegian Theatre,, 05.01.2015,

Import from the list of openings 05.01.2015

Performance dates
February 20, 2015 19:30 – Scene 2 – Opening night