Dealing With Helen (2008)

”Damn good theatre” – Morgenbladet(Oslo weekly)
”Interesting and entertaining performance” – Dagsavisen(Oslo daily)
”Amusing and entertaining experience” – NRK(Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation), P2

Finn Iunker belongs to the playwrights most frequently performed abroad, but it’s not until Verk Productions that we have really been introduced to his dramatic work here at home. The company made a huge success with their staging of Iunker’s ’Iphigeneia’, a modernization of the Greek tragedy of Euripides, in 2006 at the Black Box Theatre. For this show, they were nominated for the Hedda Award and received the theatre award of Danse- og teatersentrum in 2007. This autumn it is the turn of the sequel ’Dealing With Helen’.

After several years’ siege of Troy, the Greeks are made aware that the cause ot the war, the abducted Helen, is not located in Troy, but in Egypt. The basis for the war is suddenly completely gone, and with Iunker´s tragicomic and satirical play, Verk takes us on an entertaining trip into the weird world of war.


Regi: Fredrik Hannestad. Skuespillere: Saila Hyttinen, Anders Mossling, Håkon Vassvik, Joao Pamplona, Mona Synnøve Solhaug, Nils Petter Mørland og Per Platou. Lyd/musikk: Per Platou og Fredrik Hannestad. Scenografi: Signe Becker. Lysdesign: Tilo Hahn. Orginaltekst: Finn Iunker. Dramaturg: Kristian Seltun. Støttet av: Norsk kulturråd og Fond for lyd og bilde. Co-produksjon Black Box Teater


Black Box Theatre: 18-21 and 23-28. september 08
Tou Scene: 29.november 08
Teater Får 302, Copenhagen 6-8 maj 2010


“Med enkle virkemidler og masse humor er «Dealing With Helen» en både interessant og underholdende forestilling.” (Dagsavisen)
“Gjennom lek og humor trer et alvorlig budskap fram” (Nrk P2 Scenerom, Les hele anm. her)
“Meningsfylt og aktuell Helena-fabel” ( Les hele anm. her) English translation here
“Skranglete krigssatire” (Klassekampen, Les hele anm. her)
“Sabla godt teater” (Morgenbladet, les hele anm. her)
” Teater med døds foragt” Information (Copenhagen Daily)

How was the relationship between Achilles and Patroclos. Listen to this wonderful radiobroadcast here!

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