The story of Snøfrid is about the strong power of love - which can both destroy and build, and about a humans journey through the dark to reach the light. The story also tells about peoples who have lived side by side for centuries - sometimes in peace and reciprocity other times in suspicion and hostility.
In one of the chapters of “Harald Hårfagre’s saga” (Heimskringla) Snorre tells about Harald’s relationship to the young Sami woman Snøfrid, who was the daughter of “The Sami King” Svåse.
The Norwegian king Harald, later known as “Harald Fairhair”, was so obsessed with love of the beautiful Snøfrid that he neglected his royal duty, married her and settled with the Samis.
Arne Berggren has made this story as a dramatic tale of power struggle, intrigues and the magic power of love.
World premiere 12th of Januar in Guovdageaidnu/Kautokeino.
Playwright: Arne Berggren
Stage manager & additional scenes/song lyrics: Rawdna Carita Eira
Director: Haukur J. Gunnarsson
North Sami translation: Britt-Inga Vars
Choreographer: Elle Sofe Henriksen
Composer: Olav Johan Eira
Set design: Bård Lie Torbjørnsen
Set design 2: Maja Von Hanno
Costume designer: Berit Marit Hætta
Lighting designer: Steinar Lohne
Makeup and Hair:Trude Sneve
Stunt coordinator: Ingá Márjá Sarre
Actors: Ingá Márjá Sarre (Snøfrid), Ánte Siri (Harald), Nils Henrik Buljo (Svåse), Egil, Keskitalo (Iljas), Mary Sarre (Áhkku/Grandmother), Anitta Suikkari (Sigurd), Anja Saiva Bongo Bjørnstad (Shaman)
Karasjok 17.01./18.01.– Varangerbotn 22.01. – Tana 23.01. – Utsjok 24.01. – Inari 25.01. – Vuotso 26.01. – Kemi 29.01. – Luleå 30.01. – Jokkmokk 31.01. – Kiruna 01.02. – Alta 05.02. – Storslett 06.02. – Manndalen 07.02. – Tromsø 08.02./09.02. – Skånland 12.02. – Hamarøy 14.02. – Mo i Rana 16.02. – Trondheim 19.02. – Hamar 21.02. – Oslo 23.02./24.02.