Haust i helvete* (Autumn in hell) - Eg er Jim Morrison* (I am Jim Morrison)

Premiére date3 May. 2019
Produced byThe Norwegian Theatre
Based onHaust i helvete - Eg er Jim Morrison* (Autumn in hell - I am Jim Morrison) by Vidar Sandem, Erlend Sandem
LanguageNorwegian Nynorsk
ExpressionsTheatre
Running period14 Nov. 2018  
WebsiteDet Norske Teatret

About 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.

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    More about Haust i helvete* (Autumn in hell)

    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.