Nothing is impossible in this exhilarating and powerful visual performance about the future.
Premiere: January 31, 2023
Other performances: 1.2–18.2.2023
Stage: Espoo City Theatre, Revontuli hall
Producers: Klockriketeatern & Espoo City Theatre
Language: Finnish with possible elements of other languages. The performance will be subtitled in Finnish, Swedish and English via a mobile app.
Price: 35 / 32 / 20
Group bookings (min. 10 people):
A short episode in the universal history of the mushroom civilization is a sketch of the future. With a twinkle in the eye the performance examines the transformations of humanity and its environment between the present and the inevitable end of the world.
The show consists of stories about the victories and defeats of the human species, monitored by a solitary neural network, recorded in mushroom language and carefully stored in the depths of the mycelial library. But not to worry, the Fungi.net translation engine translates everything into understandable human language.
The exhilarating and powerful visual performance creates surprising connections between creatures, phenomena and possible events. It invites the audience to imagine what the future could be like. It also tempts us to ask: what if the future is already here?
The text is written by Mikhail Durnenkov, one of the most prominent contemporary Russian playwrights. His plays have been translated into numerous languages and performed all over Europe. The performance is directed by Essi Rossi, a versatile new generation theatre director and dramaturg known for her precise rhythm and cinematic approach. The visual world of the piece is designed by Ksenia Peretrukhina, a renowned set designer, theater maker and visual artist whose work has been seen in numerous performances and exhibitions in Russia and elsewhere. Both Durnenkov and Peretrukhina are multi-awarded artists in Russia, who currently live in exile.
This is the group's first joint collaborative stage work – a performance where nothing is impossible and the boundaries of reality are in constant flux. The artistic team is completed by Pauli Riikonen (sound), Liisa Pesonen (costume design) and Ilmari Paananen (lighting and video), with Carl Alm, Antonia Atarah, Elmer Bäck, Milla Kangas and Kauri Sorvari performing on stage.
Director & dramaturg: Essi Rossi
Playwright: Mikhail Durnenkov
Scenographer: Ksenia Peretrukhina
Sound design: Pauli Riikonen
Costume design: Liisa Pesonen
Light and video design: Ilmari Paananen
Producer: Irina Duskova
On stage: Carl Alm, Antonia Atarah, Elmer Bäck, Milla Kangas, Kauri Sorvari