Agentene* (The agents)

Agentene* (The agents) (1972) was a theatre production by The Arctic Theatre, the world premiere of a play by Magnar Mikkelsen. The music was composed by Sverre Kjelsberg and Knut Hallvard Johannessen. The opening took place in Vadsø.

Gunnar Bull Gundersen directed it.

Kari Gravklev made her debut as a stage designer in this production.

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

Information

(Objekt ID 68848)
Object type Production
Premiere October 10, 1972
Produced by The Arctic Theatre
Based on Agentene* (The agents) by Magnar Mikkelsen
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian dialect
Expressions Theatre
Running period 1972  
Website HÅLOGALAND TEATER
More

Agentene* (The agents) was the first full-length play written for The Arctic Theatre. It was also the first of the theatre's productions to be based on current Northern Norwegian issues. The play took place in a local newspaper's newsroom.

SOURCES:

The Arctic Theatre, ht.tr.no, 09.12.2016, http://ht.tr.no/index.php/produksjon/agentene

Eilertsen, Jens Harald: Polare scener. Nordnorsk teaterhistorie 1971-2000 (literally: Arctic stages. Northern Norwegian theatre history 1971-2000), published by Orkana forlag 2005

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

Contributors
Name Role
Magnar Mikkelsen – Playwright
Gunnar Bull Gundersen – Instruction
Knut Johannessen – Music
Sverre Kjelsberg – Music
Kari Gravklev – Stage design
Kari Gravklev – Costume design
Joachim Calmeyer – Actor
Bernhard Ramstad – Actor
Sigmund Sæverud – Actor
Nils Utsi – Actor
Torill Øyen – Actor
Performance dates
October 10, 1972Hålogaland Teater før 2005 – Worldwide premiere
Press coverage

Sigurd Stenersen, date unknown, Harstad Tidende [Harstad]: 
"Unfortunately, the failure is brutally revealed in the fact that the theme of the performance is seemingly to serious for playful theatre people and writers to use as a student exercise."