The Wedding Dress

The Wedding Dress is a theatre production by Klovholt & Kahn.

The Wedding Dress is a play by the Brazilian playwright Nelson Rodrigues, written and staged in 1943. Anne Regine Klovholt has translated and rewritten the text, which revolves around newlywed Adeleide who is brutally run over by a seemingly random car in the streets of Rio de Janeiro.


(Objekt ID 7806)
Object type Production
Premiere March 24, 2009
Produced by Klovholt & Kahn
Coproducers Black Box Teater
Based on The Wedding Dress by Nelson Rodrigues
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Expressions Theatre, Video, Theatre of the absurd, Comedy, Tragicomedy/Seriocomedy
Running period March 24, 2009  

The Wedding Dress by Klovholt & Kahn is about Adeleide’s thoughts and hallucinations in the minutes from the car hits her until she dies. During these minutes she speculates, romanticises and rewrites the intrigues of her life and the events which may have led to her death. It is about her husband, her sister and her confidante, the ghost of the prostitute Madame Clessi.

Eventually, gradually, she realises that her life may have been banal, random, insignificant and ugly. And that the impossible project of finding the incomprehensive connection between reality and fiction may be life itself.

"If one is able to dream, one is also able to become very unhappy", Klovholt & Kahn write about The Wedding Dress.

Source: Wegge, Sara, Julie Rongved Amundsen og Kristian Seltun (red.) (2009). The Wedding Dress. Program for Black Box Teater Oslo: Spring 2009. Black Box Teater [Oslo]

Contributors (14)
Name Role
Anne Regine Klovholt – Adaption
Anne Regine Klovholt – Translation
Anne Regine Klovholt – Direction
Gaute Gjøl Dahle – Stage design
Catherine Kahn – Stage design
Catherine Kahn – Costume
Gaute Gjøl Dahle – Video/Film
Catherine Kahn – Video/Film
Gaute Gjøl Dahle – Sound design
Catherine Kahn – Sound design
Marika Enstad – Actor
Alexandra Gjerpen – Actor
Mai Lise Rasmussen – Actor
Ramiro Silveira – Actor
Performance dates
March 28, 2009Lille scene (Marstrandgata) – Show
March 28, 2009Lille scene (Marstrandgata) – Show
March 27, 2009Lille scene (Marstrandgata) – Show
March 26, 2009Lille scene (Marstrandgata) – Show
March 25, 2009Lille scene (Marstrandgata) – Show
March 24, 2009Lille scene (Marstrandgata) – National premiere, Norway