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Snåsamannens sang* (The Song of the Snåsa Man)

Snåsamannens sang* (The song of the Snåsa Man) (2016) is a theatre production by The Norwegian Touring Theatre, Ibsen Theatre and Nord-Trøndelag Theatre. It is the world premiere of a play by Klas Abrahamsson. The opening will take place at Ibsen Theatre, Skien.

Øyvind Osmo Eriksen directs it.

*Not yet translated into the English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

Information

(Objekt ID 55651)
Object type Production
Premiere August 24, 2016
Produced by The Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret), Ibsen Theatre, The Touring Theatre of Trøndelag
Based on Snåsamannens sang* (The Song of the Snåsa Man) by Klas Abrahamsson
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Expressions Theatre
Running period August 24, 2016  
Website Turnéteatret i Trøndelag
More

At the webpage of The Norwegian Touring Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Snåsamannens sang* (The song of the Snåsa Man):

All of us that live in this country have an opinion of the Snåsa Man. We don't quite know what to think. Can he heal when someone calls to ask his help? Does he see things the rest of us can't grasp? For some life is just what we see and feel here and now. For others, there is more between heaven and earth.

(...)

A young girl is incurably ill. To raise money for the illness she suffers from (SIC), she and her very involved girlfriend have embarked on a hiking trip through Norway. In one of the treks they have gotten the Norwegian minister of health and care services and his life guard to joint hem. Eventually, as they get further away from people and a storm starts to build, sharply opposing world views are at stake (SIC). Must the young girl accept her destiny, or should she try other methods to get back to health? Should they walk by the Snåsa Man?

Do we need miracles to understand our lives?

SOURCES:

The Norwegian Touring Theatre, www.riksteatret.no, 25.05.2016, http://riksteatret.no/repertoar/snasamannens-sang/

Ibsen Theatre, www.teateribsen.no, 30.05.2016, http://www.teateribsen.no/index.php?page_id=4059

*Not yet translated into the English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

Contributors (13)
Name Role
Klas Abrahamsson – Playwright
Ragnar Hovland – Translation
Øyvind Osmo Eriksen – Direction
Øyvind Osmo Eriksen – Composer
Bård Lie Thorbjørnsen – Stage design
Gjøril Bjercke Sæther – Costume design
Erik Spets Sandvik – Lighting design
Sverre Bentzen – Actor
Ragne Grande – Actor
Tore Berntzen Granås – Actor
Duc Mai-The – Actor
Mari Dahl Sæther – Actor
Morten Berntsen – Stage manager
Performance dates
January 18, 2017Hamar Kulturhus – Tour Premiere
October 8, 2016Snåsa samfunnshus – New opening
August 24, 2016Klosterøya – Worldwide premiere