The Mother


A tense, sharp-tongued contemporary drama about everyday roles, The Mother paints an intimate picture of a woman’s identity disintegrating. As her husband and grown-up children drift further and further away from home, the mother is left in a void where alone time becomes a nightmare and playing house means an increasingly absurd attempt to come up with a strategy to remain in control over the family members.

When you have to let go of familiar things, fear and frustration lurk behind every corner. You begin to wonder who you really are in this new stage of life.

French playwright Florian Zeller is one of today’s leading theatremakers. The Mother completes his acclaimed trilogy of plays with The Father and The Son.

”Kirsi Tarvainen shines as the jealous mother clinging to her son.”
Annina Karhu, Turun Sanomat newspaper (text in Finnish and behind a paywall)