Title (2) File type Publiseringsdato Download
Forestillingsprogram for Nationaltheatrets produksjon Engler i Amerika (2018). pdf March 10, 2018 Download
Sesongprogram for Nationaltheatret vår 2018. pdf January 2018 Download

Angels in America

Angels in America (2018) was a theatre production by The National Theatre, based on the two-part play by Tony Kushner. The production was performed at the theatre's main stage. Both parts of the play, Millennium Approaches and Perestroika, opened the same evening. During the run, the spectator could choose to see one or both parts.

Marit Moum Aune directed it.

Hermann Sabado played the role of Prior Walter.

Angels in America received two awards during The Hedda Award 2018. Hermann Sabado won the award in the best leading actor category, and Ågot Sendstad, who played the role of Hannah Porter Pitt and several other roles, won the award in the best supporting actress category. In addition, Marit Moum Aune was nominated for the award in the best direction category, and the production was nominated in the production of the year category.

Angels in America was performed during the festival Heddadagene 2018.


(Objekt ID 80061)
Object type Production
Premiere March 10, 2018
Produced by The National Theatre
Based on Angels in America by Tony Kushner
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Keywords Drama, Theatre
Running period March 10, 2018  
Duration 3 hours and 20 minutes (Part I) and 4 hours (Part II)

The Hedda Jury gave the following reason for the award to Hermann Sabado:

"The award winner this year excels in a superb interpretation of a role with great demands to the character's changes and development. Through fine nuances and sharp details, he creates depth with a humorous crack. The actor masterly balances between the symbolic and the personal, between illness and individual. He gives life to anger and vulnerability, anxiety and regret, in a very memorable performance. The production, and the interpretation of the role, deal with big issues concerning life and death. At a human and at a mythical level, the many facets of existence. The acting is done with a nerve that affects the audiences, and the actor also impresses with his stamina.

The best leading actor award goes to Hermann Sabado for Angels in America."

The Hedda Jury gave the following reason for the award to Ågot Sendstad:

"This year's award winner in the best supporting actress category is an actress who elegantly and credibly moves between the down-to-earth and the intangible. She tours the dry and rough and the poetic and warm. At one and the same time, she conveys the humorous and the solemn. She handles the transcendental with natural acceptance. In the performance for which she gets the award, she switches between several different roles. They all seem like different personalities, each with its strong and its vulnerable points. At the same time, she manages to connect them with an undertone they have in common: They are all independent thinkers. They all have the power to resist.

This year's award goes to Ågot Sendstad for Angels in America."

In a press release from The National Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Angels in America:

"Tony Kushner's award-winning, much hailed masterpiece Angels in America consists of the two plays Millennium Approaches and Perestroika. This spring, you can experience both at the main stage, directed by Marit Moum Aune and with new music written by Nils Petter Molvær. You can choose to see Angels in America as a whole and buy tickets for both productions, or you can choose to see one of the two."

At the website of The National Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Angels in America:

"New York, 1985. Ronald Reagan is the American president. Optimism is strong. The stock market rises to the sound of Frank Sinatra and Wham!, and the American dream spins like a yoyo on coke. The Soviet Union still is the great enemy, but something significant, transformative, is growing. The millennium approaches.

At the same time, a virus spreads among the homosexuals, a lethal virus no one has seen the like of. Faced with the illness, New Yorkers are put through a trial: Prior is infected, and his boyfriend Louis doesn't manage to stand by him. Instead, he meets the Mormon Joe, who struggles in his marriage with the anxiety-ridden Harper. The Republican lawyer Roy Cohn, formerly the right-hand man of Senator Joseph McCarthy, sees himself as invincible. He is at the centre of the political spider-web, but ends with being caught between life and death."


Press release from The National Theatre, 09.11.2017, http://www.mynewsdesk.com/no/nationaltheatret/pressreleases/vaarens-forestillinger-paa-nationaltheatret-2261498

The National Theatre, nationaltheatret.no, 20.11.2017, https://www.nationaltheatret.no/forestillinger/engler-i-amerika/engler-i-amerika-del-en-og-to/

The Hedda Award, www.heddaprisen.no, 18.06.2018, https://www.heddaprisen.no/vinnere/2018

The Hedda Award, www.heddaprisen.no, 18.06.2018, https://www.heddaprisen.no/nominerte/2018

Festivals (1)
Heddadagene June 8, 2018
Awards - Nominations (1)