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Desire under the Elms
Desire under the Elms (2018) is a theatre production by The National Theatre, based on the play by Eugene O'Neill. The production was performed in the theatre's venue Amfiscenen (The Amphi Stage).
Victoria Meirik directs it.
Øystein Røger plays the role of Ephraim Cabot.
Mariann Saastad Ottesen plays the role of Abbie.
Ravdeep Singh Bajwa plays the role of Eben. The original plan was for Emil Johnsen to play the role, and the switch was the reason the opening was postponed to May 8.
Desire under the Elms was performed during the festival Heddadagene 2018.
"Eugene O'Neill's intense family tragedy Desire Under The Elms from 1924 is a dripping hot, intense and terrible drama about greed, hatred and love. Directed by Victoria Meirik, this will be a claustrophobic family confrontation. At Amfiscenen (The Amphi Stage), the audience is gathered together with the actors in a room they can't break out of, in the small, intense world of the characters, where the clammy hand of greed strangles everyone who tries to break loose."
"When the aging widower Ephraim returns to his farm with his third wife, Abbie, his three adult sons understand that they will never inherit the farm. The two eldest leave for California in hope of fortune, whereas the youngest son, Eben, stays at home. He thinks he is the one most entitled to the inheritance, that the farm really belongs to his late mother. He hates his father's young wife. To begin with.
Eventually, a burning desire develops between Eben and Abbie, and when Abbie gives birth to a son, Ephraim is the only one not to understand who the father is. He wants to leave the farm to this new boy. When Eben finds out that this was Abbie's plan from the beginning, his dream of the farm and his devotion to her both break. She must prove her love for Eben in the worst imaginable way."
The National Theatre, forest.nationaltheatret.no, 09.05.2018, http://forest.nationaltheatret.no/Productions/EventSeries/0bd63922-593d-4314-a236-b412ff787523?event_id=9c822bdf-49fa-4fb3-8188-d67fdb1f3663
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, 21.11.2017, https://www.nationaltheatret.no/forestillinger/begjar-under-almene/
Heddadagene, www.heddadagene.no, 16.07.2018, https://www.heddadagene.no/kalender
|Eugene O'Neill||– Playwright|
|Victoria H. Meirik||– Adapted by|
|Ole Johan Skjelbred||– Translation|
|Victoria H. Meirik||– Direction|
|Siv Øyunn Kjenstad||– Music|
|Hege Randi Tørressen||– Dramaturge|
|Susanne Münzner||– Stage design|
|Alva Walderhaug Brosten||– Costume design|
|Patrick Young||– Sound|
|Ingrid Tønder||– Lighting design|
|Ravdeep Singh Bajwa||– Actor (Eben)|
|Erland Bakker||– Actor (Peter)|
|Marian Saastad Ottesen||– Actor (Abbie)|
|Henrik Rafaelsen||– Actor (Simon)|
|Øystein Røger||– Actor (Ephraim Cabot)|
|Siv Øyunn Kjenstad||– Musician|
|Wibke Schuler||– Mask design|
|Matilde Hammerin Eidem||– Props|
|Christina Johannessen||– Stage manager|
|Kjell Gunnar Høen||– Stage Manager|
|Ida Klevstul Burdal||– Lighting supervisor|
|Liv M. Tønnessen||– Costume production supervisor|
|Lise Roesen Karlsen||– Prompter|
|Britt Holm||– Dresser|
|David Parrish||– Producer|
|Monica Lindanger||– Administration (Informasjonsansvarlig)|
|Trine Sandrine Syrrist||– Administration (Markedsansvarlig)|
|Heddadagene||June 8, 2018|