Svenska Teatern

Peggy Pickit Sees the Face of God

Roland Schimmelpfennig; Directed by Anna-Mari Karvonen

A welcoming dinner reunites two couples. Frank and Liz have been maintaining a glamorous lifestyle back home, while doctors Karin ja Martin have spent years abroad, doing relief work in Sub-Saharan Africa battling the HIV epidemic.

Soon the sweet reunion turns sour, pride changes into shame, togetherness into loneliness.

Director Anna-Mari Karvonen’s take on the German hit play by Roland Schimmelpfennig is a painfully accurate depiction of a world where man has outreasoned God. It is a world where only failure exists: the concept of man’s omnipotence is as treacherous as a drunk person’s bladder.