Written: Anna Lipponen

Directed: Tanjalotta Räikkä

Skenography: Petri Tuhkanen

Music: Samuli Laiho

On stage: Anna Lipponen ja Tõnu Oja

Production: Jalostamo-kollektiivi / Anna Lipponen, Hanna Espo

In co-operation: Eesti Draamateater (Estonian Dramatheater), Lahden kaupunginteatteri (Lahti City Theater)

Handless

(Kädettömät)

-black comedy about complexity of human life-

(Premiered on December 2nd 2016 at Lahti City Theatre, Finland)

 

It’s year 1987-1991 during singing revolution of Estonia. Soviet Union is collapsing and new life is closer than ever. At the same time odd symptoms take 27-year old Else to see a doctor in Finland, and she is diagnosed with ALS. This is the setup full of comedy, drama and music for encounter of Estonian dad and Finnish daughter.

First public performance of “Handless” takes place in Lahti City Theatre. The play (written by actor Anna Lipponen) deals with freedom from perspective of individual and also society. “Handless” is a story about an encounter of a father and a daughter, about two racoons Manu and Panu and also about complexity of human life. The play is a black comedy where two culteres collide, it’s about death and the great passions in life. What is there when the only things that work are your brains and your heart.

“Handless” is uniq co-operation of free theatre group Jalostamo-collective from Helsinki and Eesti Draamateater from Tallinn which is one of the largest theatres in Estonia. The play is directed by Tanjalotta Räikkä and from the stage we find Finnish Anna Lipponen and Estonia veteran actor Tõnu Oja. Scenography and lights are designed by Petri Tuhkanen and music is written and composed by Samuli Laiho.

First public performance in Finland takes place in Lahti City Theatre in 2.12.2016. In Estonia premier takes place in Eesti Draamateater in March 2017.

 

Upcoming performances:

 

2017

 

Dec. 9th (15:00) Telakka, Tampere

Dec. 10th (15:00) Telakka, Tampere

Dec. 12th (19:00) Telakka, Tampere

Dec. 13th (19:00) Telakka, Tampere

 

2018

May 25th (19:00). Finnish National Theatre (Willensauna), Helsinki

May 26th (14:00). Finnish National Theatre (Willensauna), Helsinki

May 26th (19:00). Finnish National Theatre (Willensauna), Helsinki

 

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