The Kermess

The Kermess (2018) is a planned theatre production by The Norwegian Theatre, based on the play by Miroslav Krleža. The production will be performed in the theatre's venue Scene 2.

Ivica Buljan directs it.


(Objekt ID 79913)
Object type Production
Premiere April 27, 2018
Produced by The Norwegian Theatre
Based on The Kermess by Miroslav Krleža
Audience Adults
Audience size 1203
Number of events 18
Language Norwegian Nynorsk
Keywords Theatre, Documentary
Running period April 27, 2018  
Website Det Norske Teatret

At the website of The Norwegian Theatre the following, among other things, is written about The Kermess:

"What happens when the past comes to get you? When the dying rise to attend to the unsolved tasks and history repeats itself over and over again? The Kermess takes place in a small town in the Austrian-Hungarian double monarchy. The shots in Sarajevo happened a year ago, and the brutality of World War I surround the party area where the citizens of the town have gathered for the annual autumn thanksgiving party in the honour of the country's great sainted king, Saint Stephan. Here, everyone meets as equals, throwing themselves into the celebration. Among them is Janez (Oddgeir Thune), who has proposed to Anka (Charlotte Frogner) and been rejected. Drunk and in despair, he hangs himself in the town's brothel.


But Janez refuses to give up. He wants her, and he just has to try over again. As a living dead he returns to the party, ready for a new round. He immediately lands in a love triangle, and must face been beaten again. What was supposed to be a celebration for the people, with street merchants, circus and stalls with drinks, is described as a grotesque world about to fall off a cliff instead."


The Norwegian Theatre, 02.11.2017,,

Performance dates
April 27, 2018 19:30 – Scene 2, Det Norske Teatret, The Norwegian Theatre National premiere, Norway