Pillars of Society

Pillars of Society (2016) is a theatre production by The Norwegian Touring Theatre in collaboration with The National Theatre, based on the play by Henrik Ibsen. The production is staged at The Norwegian Touring Theatre's main stage Storegull, and on a Norwegian tour.

Peter Langdal directs it.

Initially the role of Karsten Bernick was interpreted by Henrik Mestad, before Kim Haugen took over.

Iren Reppen played the role of Lona Hessel.

The production is part of The International Ibsen Festival 2016

Henrik Mestad was nominated for The Hedda Award 2016 in the best leading actor category for the role of Karsten Bernick.


(Objekt ID 49281)
Object type Production
Premiere September 11, 2015
Produced by The Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret)
In collaboration with The National Theatre
Based on Pillars of Society by Henrik Ibsen
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Keywords Theatre, Drama
Running period September 11, 2015  

At the website of The Norwegian Touring Theatre, the following, among other things, is written about Pillars of Society:

"Everybody admires the exemplary family father Consul Bernick, who creates jobs and is responsible for growth in the town. Little do they know that the visionary pillar of society has built his career and his marriage on a lie. When the truth about the past forces its way forward, he needs to find a way to save his reputation. But is he a repentant sinner, or is he yet again playing to the gallery?"


Import from the Scenekunst.no list of openings 03.08.2015

The Norwegian Touring Theatre, 06.05.16, www.riksteatret.no, http://www.riksteatret.no/repertoar/samfunnets-stotter/

The National Theatre, 06.05.16, www.nationaltheatret.no, http://www.nationaltheatret.no/Samfunnets+st%C3%B8tter.b7C_wRDU43.ips

Performance dates
October 2016Amfiscenen, Nationaltheatret, The National Theatre New opening
September 11, 2016Storegull, Riksteatret, The Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret) Show
September 15, 2015Scenen, Grimstad Kulturhus Tour Premiere
September 11, 2015 19:00 – Storegull, Riksteatret, The Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret) Opening night
Festivals (1)
The Ibsen Festival September 11, 2016