Soot-Spelet – The historical play about the canal – builder Engebret Soot – will be played outdoors at the unique lock amphitheater in Ørje, Norway in the summer of 2015.
Engebret Soot (1786-1859) came from a humble background and did not get a formal education, but he became known as a skilled carpenter, smith and inventor. He – and Ole Bull – has been described as “The two biggest natural geniuses of the 19th century”.
Soot was a capacity in word, action and inventiveness and he became the founder of the whole Halden Canal. He had strong human emotions and enormous energy, He was fearless, and musical, but also impulsive, temperamental and headstrong. The world opened up for the canal-genius- or rather: The world was opened up by the canal-genius.
Alexander Rybak plays the role of the famous (and excentric) Norwegian composer and violinist Ole Bull, who was a friend and contemporary of Engebret Soot. Ole Bull (1810-1880) has meant a lot to Alexander Rybak as a huge role-model and source of inspiration.
Dennis Storhøi as Engebret Soot – Alexander Rybak as Ole Bull – Sanne Kvitnes as Inger Marie Soot – Stein Erik Lauvås as MP Scweigaard – Samuel Fröler as Vicar Heierdahl and many others. Henning Kvitnes is the musical composer
Saturday June 27th 19.00 (Premiere)
Sunday June 28th 19.00
Tuesday June 30th 19.00
Wednesday July 1st 19.00
Thursday July 2nd 19.00
Friday July 3rd 19.00
Saturday July 4th 15.00 & 19.00
Sunday July 5th 15.00 & 19.00
TICKETS can be bought at Billetservice.no