Desire under the Elms

Desire under the Elms (1962) was a theatre production by The National Theatre, based on the play by Eugene O'Neill. The production was performed at the theatre's main stage.

Knut Thomassen directed it.

Alfred Maurstad played the role of Ephraim Cabot.

Toralv Maurstad played the role of Eben.

Urda Arneberg played the role of Abbie.


(Objekt ID 86357)
Object type Production
Premiere October 10, 1962
Produced by The National Theatre
Based on Desire under the Elms by Eugene O'Neill
Audience Adults
Number of events 21
Language Norwegian
Expressions Drama, Theatre
Running period October 10, 1962  
Contributors (16)
Name Role
Eugene O'Neill – Playwright
Helge Krog – Translation
Knut Thomassen – Direction
Edith Roger – Choreography
Per Schwab – Stage design
Lita Prahl – Costume design
Eilif Armand – Actor (Spillemannen)
Urda Arneberg – Actor (Abbie Putnam)
Odd Borg – Actor (Peter)
Erik Melbye Brekke – Actor (En gammel mann)
Oscar Egede-Nissen – Actor (En mann)
Toril Gording Havrevold – Actor (En ung pike)
Alfred Maurstad – Actor (Efraim Cabot)
Toralv Maurstad – Actor (Eben)
Lars Nordrum – Actor (Simon)
Axel Thue – Actor (Sheriffen)
Performance dates
October 10, 1962Hovedscenen – Opening night