A Night's Lodging AKA The Lower Depths

A Night's Lodging AKA The Lower Depths (1939) was a theatre production by The Norwegian Theatre, based on the play by Maxim Gorky. The production was performed in the venue Bøndenes hus.

Oskar Braaten directed it. He had also translated it into the New Norwegian.

Edvard Drabløs played the role of Luka.

Helge Essmar played the role of Satine.

Gorky's play was performed using the Norwegian title Nattasylet. The same play has also been translated into the Norwegian as Nattherberget and as På bunnen (the Russian title is Na dne). In English, the play is also known as At the Bottom.


(Objekt ID 76244)
Object type Production
Premiere January 25, 1939
Produced by The Norwegian Theatre
Based on A Night's Lodging AKA The Lower Depths AKA At the Bottom by Maksim Gorkij
Audience Adults
Number of events 27
Language Norwegian Nynorsk
Expressions Theatre, Drama
Running period January 25, 1939  


The National Library of Norway, performance program transferred to Sceneweb 01.03.2017.

Performance dates
January 25, 1939Bøndenes Hus – Opening night