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The Broken Jug

The Broken Jug (2019) was a theatre production by The Norwegian Theatre, based on the play by Heinrich von Kleist. The production was performed in the theatre's venue Scene 3.

Johannes Holmen Dahl directed it.

Ola G. Furuseth played the role of Adam. He was nominated for The Hedda Award 2019 in the best leading actor category for the role.


(Objekt ID 89902)
Object type Production
Premiere January 24, 2019
Produced by The Norwegian Theatre
Based on The Broken Jug by Heinrich von Kleist
Audience Adults
Audience size 635
Number of events 9
Language Norwegian Nynorsk
Keywords Theatre, Comedy
Running period January 24, 2019  
Website Det Norske Teatret

At the webpage of The Norwegian Theatre the following, among other things, is written about The Broken Jug:

"The core of the conflict is a broken jug. But it is soon revealed that not only a jug is broken. A young girl has also been marked by powerful people's misdeeds. The judge turns out to be the guilty one.

In the small village Husum a case is tried. The same day an inspector from out of town is present to control the justice system in the area. This leads to the local judge, Adam, having to preside over a case where he is also the perpetrator. The judge who is in power of the young girl Eva's destiny has used his power as means to force her to sexual acts. During the trial, abuse of power and the long-fingered judge will gradually be exposed, whereas the jug, symbolising Eva's innocence, turns out to be impossible to repair.

German classic

Heinrich von Kleist's comedy from 1808 is one of the most performed plays in German theatre. Judge Adam represents power in the small society, and is a symbol of the corrupt within the system. With humour and a sharp edge, Kleist managed to emphasise old, ingrown, societal imbalance, making the play still relevant for audiences more than 200 years after the original release. The actions are well known. That power can lead to transgressions is, unfortunately, still a fact. The judge is punished, and the law is enforced. But the jug remains broken, as does Eva. The harm has been done and can't be undone."


The Norwegian Theatre, www.detnorsketeatret.no, 11.12.2018, https://www.detnorsketeatret.no/framsyningar/den-knuste-krukka/

Import from the Scenekunst.no list of openings 11.12.2018

The Hedda Award, www.heddaprisen.no, 16.10.19, https://www.heddaprisen.no/nominerte/2019

Contributors (18)
Name Role
Heinrich von Kleist – Playwright
Finn Kvalem – Translation
Johannes Holmen Dahl – Direction
Carl Morten Amundsen – Dramaturge
Nia Damerell – Stage design
Nia Damerell – Costume design
Ola G. Furuseth – Actor (Adam)
Gjertrud Jynge – Actor (Fru Marthe)
Sara Khorami – Actor (Eva)
Hilde Olausson – Actor (Fru Brigitte)
Joachim Rafaelsen – Actor (Licht)
Ingeborg Sundrehagen Raustøl – Actor (Walter)
Eivin Nilsen Salthe – Actor (Ruprecht)
Tonje Lie Nauff – Mask design
Helen Hazeland – Props
Hedda Rønneberg – Stage manager
Tryggve Ildahl – Stage Manager
Line Antonsen – Costume coordinator
Performance dates
January 24, 2019 20:30 – Scene 3 (tidligere Prøvesalen), The Norwegian Theatre Opening night