The Son

The Son (2017) was a theatre produciton by The Arctic Theatre, based on the play by Jon Fosse. It was performed in the theatre's venue Scene Øst, prior to going on a tour in November.

Sølvi Edvardsen directed it.


(Objekt ID 76515)
Object type Production
Premiere September 28, 2017
Produced by The Arctic Theatre
Based on The Son by Jon Fosse
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian dialect
Expressions Drama, Theatre, Corona-production
Running period September 28, 2017  —  Navember 18, 2017
Website Hålogaland Teater

At the webpage of The Arctic Theatre the following, among other things, is written about The Son:

"The mother and the father live in a small village. They no longer talk much. The village is in the dark, except from the light from their own house and their neighbour's house. He goes to town and gets drunk, and all the young people move away. The mother and the father have a son they don't know the whereabouts of. They want to know where he is, but still they don't dare to imagine that he will one day come home. And then he does…

Fosse's tight saga describes a society in which a decreasing number of people live, in which silence, loneliness and broken dreams rule - as do the rumours."


Import from the list of openings 01.09.2017

The Arctic Theatre,, 01.09.2017,

Performance dates
April 29, 2020The Arctic Theatre, digital offering – Digital performance
Navember 18, 2017Folkets hus, Narvik – Show
Navember 17, 2017Salangen Kulturhus, Sjøvegan – Show
Navember 16, 2017Kulturfabrikken Sortland – Show
Navember 15, 2017Lillesalen – Show
Navember 14, 2017The Main Hall, Finnsnes Kulturhus – Show
Navember 13, 2017Halti Kultursenter, Storslett – Show
Navember 8, 2017Skjervøy Kulturhus – Show
Navember 7, 2017Alta kultursal – Show
Navember 6, 2017Nordkapp Kino, Honningsvåg – Show
Navember 4, 2017Lakselv Kino og Kultursal – Show
Navember 3, 2017Tana Miljøbygg – Show
Navember 2, 2017Skansen, Båtsfjord – Show
Navember 1, 2017Vadsø Kulturhus – Show
October 31, 2017Sør-Varanger Kultursal – Tour Premiere
September 28, 2017 18:00 – Scene Øst, Hålogaland Teater – Opening night