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Exclusive play: The frieze of life

6. July 2019
11:00 - 17:00
Munchs hus

A production about the man, myth and artist Edvard Munch. Love, anxiety and death are the main topics of this play set in Munch’s studio just below the house.

The audience will get to know Munch’s thoughts on his upbringing and what shaped him to become who he was. “The frieze of life” was considered by Munch himself as the main pieces of his artistic career and it includes paintings and graphics containing deeply personal and expressive motives. Munch also called it “A poem to life”.

Paintings such as Kiss, Vampire, Madonna, Melancholi and Screm, Woman in three stages and The dance of life touches on topics that moulded Munch in different ways. Through considerations and retrospection on his own life the audience are brought into the story behind the art and closer to Munch, the man.

In this play the actor Geirr Johnson introduces Edvard Munch through words from his own diary. The show is played in Munch’s studio in Åsgårdstrand. This brings the audience closer to the artist Edvard Munch, both physically and through words and atmosphere.

Playwriter and director: Geirr Johnson

Producer: Synnøve Viksand Johnson

Scenography: Kenneth Solberg

Carpenter: Kjell Skalleberg

Don’t miss out on this unique experience this summer!

About Geirr Johnson

Actor and musician from Tønsberg with almost 30 years of experience from free group acting at Thesbiteaterer, among others, as an actor, director and playwriter. He has worked with famous musicians such as Odd Børretzen and Lars Martin Myhre. Geirr has also done several projects with Vestfoldfestspillene, such as the play “Hvem fff er Svend Foyn”, where he explored Dario Fo’s form of theatre, with Carlo Barsotti as his mentor and counsellor.

In the recent years he has been working on his own productions in a crossover between images, light and poetry where the music and words have been in focus.


Munchs hus
482 29 298


Munchs hus
Edvard Munchs gate 25
Åsgårdstrand, 3179 Norge