Haust i helvete* (Autumn in hell)

Haust i helvete - Eg er Jim Morrison* (Autumn in hell I am Jim Morrison) (2019) is a planned theatre production by The Norwegian Theatre, based on the play by Vidar Sandem and Erlend Sandem. The production will be performed in the theatre's venue Scene 3.

Bjørn Sundquist directs it.

Hans Rønningen plays the role of the man who thinks he is Jim Morrison.

Vidar Sandem and Erlend Sandem are father and son.

The production was originally planned for 2018, but had to be postponed due to illness.

*Not yet translated into the English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

Information

(Objekt ID 85888)
Object type Production
Premiere May 3, 2019
Produced by The Norwegian Theatre
Based on Haust i helvete - Eg er Jim Morrison* (Autumn in hell - I am Jim Morrison) by Vidar Sandem, Erlend Sandem
Language Norwegian Nynorsk
Expressions Theatre
Running period Navember 14, 2018  
Website Det Norske Teatret

Requirements to venue

Blackout No
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At the webpage of The Norwegian Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Haust i helvete* (Autumn in hell):

"In a seemingly brutal world, where hypocrisy and double standards rule: Who is the one in the wrong? The one whose mind suffers illness, or the one who doesn't?

We are brought into the world of a man who thinks he is Jim Morrison of legendary 1960es band The Doors. He is likely an inpatient at a psychiatric ward, due to personality disorder. He is vulnerable, has lost his footing and tripped over the edge, just like his soul brother Jim. The lives of the two merge and split throughout the poetic text. Situations from life are replayed or they resurface as small fragments. They no longer see the beauty of life, just the brutality and pain.

People are strange
When you're a stranger
Faces look ugly
When you're alone
Women seem wicked
When you're unwanted
Streets are uneven
When you're down 

(...)

Three persons from different generations stand behind the project. Former head of The Norwegian Theatre, Vidar Sandem and director/actor Bjørn Sundquist were young at the same time as the poet and rock star who died so very much too soon. Erlend Sandem is the son of Vidar Sandem, and responsible for the text with his father. Sundquist is directing, and onstage is actor Hans Rønningen, who also belongs to Morrison's generation, with rocker blood in his veins."

In a press release from The Norwegian Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Haust i helvete:

"Later this autumn Jim Morrison comes to Scene 3, embodied by Hans Rønningen. Bjørn Sundquist directs the play with the title Haust i helvete - Eg er Jim Morrison. We meet a male who in glimpses thinks he is the frontman of the legendary 1960es band The Doors."

SOURCES:

Press release from The Norwegian Theatre 10.04.2018, www.mynewsdesk.com, 11.04.2018, http://www.mynewsdesk.com/no/det-norske-teatret/pressreleases/teaterhausten-paa-det-norske-teatret-er-klar-2472451

The Norwegian Theatre, www.detnorsketeatret.no, 11.04.2018, https://www.detnorsketeatret.no/framsyningar/haust-i-helvete/

*Not yet translated into the English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

Contributors
Name Role
Vidar Sandem – Playwright
Erlend Sandem – Playwright
Bjørn Sundquist – Direction
Carl Morten Amundsen – Dramaturge
Dagny Drage Kleiva – Stage design
Dagny Drage Kleiva – Costume design
Hans Rønningen – Actor
Kaia Varjord – Actor
Other participants
Performance dates
May 3, 2019 20:30 – Scene 3 (tidligere Prøvesalen) – Worldwide premiere
Press coverage