Klockriketeatern, Sirius Teatern, Teater Mestola
Main Programme 2019
A group of inmates of Charenton Asylum are staging a play while the work’s overseer, the Marquis de Sade, a patient himself, is engaging in conversations with the subject at hand, the late Jean-Paul Marat, the assassinated hero of the French Revolution.
In this rendition of Peter Weiss’s revered German play, three Swedish-speaking Finnish theatres join forces with theatre powerhouse and Finlandia Prize winning author, director Juha Hurme. Together they twist and turn the original to produce new shapes out of a sharp, funny and shocking work that ingeniously maneuvers itself between individualism and politics while pondering the alternatives of total control and complete anarchy.
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2019 Thalia Award for Best Performance
**** ”Director Juha Hurme is known for his ability to squeeze out the essence of classics. With Weiss’s play, the key elements he showcases are the performances and the music.”
-Maria Säkö, Helsingin Sanomat newspaper