The Trilogy (2019) was a theatre production by The Norwegian Theatre, based on the novels Wakefulness, Olav's Dreams and Weariness by Jon Fosse, in a theatrical adaption by Luk Perceval and Christina Bellingen. It was performed at the theatre's main stage.
Luk Perceval directed it. He won The Hedda Award 2020 in the best direction category for his work.
Gjertrud Jynge played Ales. She won both The Hedda Award 2020 in the best leading actress category and The Norwegian Critics' Award for theatre 2019/2020 for the role.
The Trilogy was also nominated for The Hedda Award 2020 in the production of the year category, and stage designer Annette Kurz and costume designer Ilse Vandenbussche were nominated for The Hedda Award 2020 in the best stage design/costume design category.
The Trilogy opened during The Fosse Festival.
Information(Objekt ID 93339)
|Premiere||September 6, 2019|
|Produced by||The Norwegian Theatre|
|Based on||Sleepless AKA Wakefulness by Jon Fosse; Olav's Dreams by Jon Fosse; Weariness by Jon Fosse|
|Number of events||22|
|Keywords||Theatre, Corona-production, Drama, Trilogy|
|Running period||September 6, 2019|
|Website||Det Norske Teatret|
"The best direction award goes to a seamless, tightly woven production, in which the theatre's artistic expressions are united in a masterful visual, musical and theatrical composition. It is grand and uncomfortable, recognisable, and intimate.
In the award winner's direction, we meet actors with a particular stage expression and movement pattern, all of it developed into a shared, rhythmic teamwork. From a seemingly realistic form, the performance moves gradually towards an expressive, absurd universe. From the intimate and close to the main stage's most broad, deep and powerful effects."
"This year's winner has nerve and pulse, and she masters the role with intensity from the start until the end. With the tiniest details, she captures the rhythm of the text and the strength of the playwright's narrative power. The stile is coherent, both when it is quite quiet and when the voice rises to a louder level. The movements are tiny or a bit more visible, the voice whispers, wheezes, but also calmly tells a story, the body is stiff-legged and heavy, but also upstanding and light. She is the marvellous storyteller who sees the long lines in a story of people who loved each other, and she is a towering force in the performance."
"Norwegian Critics' Award 2020 goes to her interpretation of Ales in Luk Perceval's production of The Trilogy at The Norwegian Theatre. In Perceval's adaptation, Jon Fosse's enigmatic narrator is merged with the character Ales from the trilogy's third volume. The perspective dissolves the divide between the external and the internal, between dramatic dialogue and internal monologue, and brings us into a room where we are otherwise alone.
Gjertrud Jynge has no real role in the dramatic scenes, but carries the weight of the large, arid stage space, in the three hour long performance - almost all alone. The threads that bind her to the story are her own thoughts, or trauma, alone. There is something moving and very human in the repetitive stream of thoughts in Ales, as the theatre critic Elin Lindberg wrote. And it is a great actor's effort to weave it all together and to give Ales a physical gestalt, without drawing the attention from the images her consciousness is filled with. The performance of text is in itself worth the award. Listening, near, and unsentimental. In Jynge's in many ways controlled stage apparition, her voice adds sensuality and warmth, and a distinct form of vulnerability. The end of The Trilogy was sublime, and Gjertrud Jynge will be remembered for an actor's effort of international format."
The Norwegian Theatre, www.detnorsketeatret.no, 25.09.19, https://www.detnorsketeatret.no/framsyningar/trilogien
The Hedda Award, www.heddaprisen.no, 16.07.20, https://www.heddaprisen.no/nominerte/2020
The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 21.09.2020, https://www.heddaprisen.no/vinnere/2020
Import of the Scenekunst.no list of openings 20.08.2019
The National Library of Norway, performance program transferred to Sceneweb 21.04.2020
Norwegian Critics' Association, www.kritikerlaget.no, 30.09.20, https://kritikerlaget.no/saker/teaterkritikerprisen-2019-2020
|Jon Fosse||– Author|
|Christina Bellingen||– Dramatised by|
|Luk Perceval||– Dramatised by|
|Luk Perceval||– Direction|
|Rainer Süssmilch||– Music|
|Matilde Holdhus||– Dramaturge|
|Annette Kurz||– Stage design|
|Ilse van den Busche||– Costume design|
|Mark van Denesse||– Lighting design|
|Kjersti Dalseide (from 2021)||– Actor (Jenta)|
|Jon Bleiklie Devik||– Actor (Åsleik/ Åsgaut / Mann i mørkeret)|
|Madalena Sousa Helly-Hansen||– Actor (Alida)|
|Unn Vibeke Hol||– Actor (Fødekona / Gamla)|
|Gjertrud Jynge||– Actor (Ales)|
|Christian Ruud Kallum||– Actor (Asle)|
|Lasse Kolsrud||– Actor (Gamlingen m. fl.)|
|Marianne Krogh||– Actor (Fødefrøkna / Juvelaren)|
|Julie Moe Sandø||– Actor (Jenta)|
|Katja Langer||– Mask design|
|Ada Hesjevoll||– Props|
|Per Berg-Nilsen||– Stage manager|
|Erik Berg||– Photo|
|Yngvar Kolstrøm||– Stage Manager|
|Alexander Kolstad||– Lighting supervisor|
|Ellen Sylvia Huuse||– Lighting supervisor|
|Rebekka Nilsson||– Director’s assistant|
|Miriam Myrthel Pedersen||– Assistant Stage Designer|
|Morten Alexander Jorsett||– Sound technician|
|Jostein Reistad||– Sound technician|
|Hege Lind||– Prompter (Produksjonsmedarbeider)|
|Ted Stoffer||– Other (Kroppsspråk)|
|Line Antonsen||– Costume coordinator|
|Tove Svartsund||– Costume coordinator|
|September 9, 2023 18.00 – Hovudscenen||Den Internasjonale Fossefestivalen – Show|
|September 8, 2023 19.00 – Hovudscenen||Den Internasjonale Fossefestivalen – Show|
|June 15, 2023 – Hovudscenen||Heddadagene – Show|
|June 9, 2023 – Hovudscenen||Heddadagene – New opening|
|May 19, 2021 – Hovudscenen|
|October 24, 2019 – Schauspielhaus, Frankfurt am Main||– visiting performance|
|October 23, 2019 – Schauspielhaus, Frankfurt am Main||– visiting performance|
|September 6, 2019 20:00 – Hovudscenen||Den Internasjonale Fossefestivalen – Opening night|