Morning and Evening

Premiére date18 Mar. 2015
Produced byThe National Theatre
Based onMorning and Evening by Jon Fosse
AudienceAdults
LanguageNorwegian Nynorsk
ExpressionsTheatre, Monologue
Running period18 Mar. 2015  
Duration80 minutes
WebsiteNationaltheatret

About Morning and Evening

Morning and Evening (2015) was a monologue theatre production by The National Theatre, based on the novel by Jon Fosse, in a theatrical adaption by Hildegun Riise. The production was performed in the theatre's venue Amfiscenen (the Amphi Stage).

Hildegun Riise directed it.

The production used music by fiddler Benedicte Maurseth, especially composed for the performance.

The text was performed by Anne Marit Jacobsen.

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More about Morning and Evening

At the website of The National Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Morning and Evening:

"Jon Fosse's critically acclaimed novel Morning and Evening is about Johannes. About his birth, life and death - a tour of how it is to be an individual on earth. We step into the world of Johannes the way he did it, through his birth and the moment he is released from his mother. In his entrance to life - morning - and exit - evening - we meet the experiences and reflections a person has regarding life and death. For this is a performance about the great universal themes, about faith, doubt, friendship, loneliness, longing, fear and love.

Actress Anne Marit Jacobsen carries a strong love to Jon Fosse's literature - and this love now brings the novel to the stage. The direction is by Fosse's fellow villager Hildegun Riise. Jacobsen and Riise approach Fosse's poetic landscape in dialogue with newly composed music by fiddler Benedicte Maurseth. Morning and Evening is one of Anne Marit Jacobsen's many monologue performances at The National Theatre, performances that have delighted critics as well as audiences.

From great literature one learns how to die, not to live, Jon Fosse has stated. And from Morning and Evening we may do both. The novel got great reviews when it was published in 2000. It was selected among the 25 best Norwegian novels from the past 25 years and was nominated for Nordic Council's Literature Prize."

SOURCES:

Import from the Scenekunst.no list of openings 19.01.2015

The National Library of Norway, performance program transferred to Sceneweb 31.05.2018

The National Theatre, http://www.nationaltheatret.no/Morgon+og+kveld.b7C_wRrU0H.ips