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These Little Town Blues Are Melting Away

Pipsa Lonka

Finnish younger generation playwright Pipsa Lonka’s play “These Little Town Blues Are Melting Away” is a series of images of life in a small village by the seashore. These pictures contain the vastness of the sea and time. You have time to look within yourself and breathe in the early spring air. But the water is slowly rising and everyone knows the village will soon be flooded.

Only a few old people and those living at the periphery of life are left in the village. The homes are tiny and the people within them seem big. But the supermarket is so big that it makes the people inside seem like little specks. And the largest character on stage is the natural and unsullied Baltic Sea, which is slowly swallowing them all.

Pipsa Lonka (born 1977) is a Finnish playwright and dramaturge, who graduated from the Finnish Theatre Academy in 2007 and now writes for both adults and younger audiences. Her plays are built around strong emotions and often ponder the relationship that people have with art and the world that surrounds us, especially nature and issues of consumption in a welfare society. “These Little Town Blues Are Melting Away” won the main prize in the Finnish section of the New Baltic Drama 2011 competition in 2010.

Premiere on February 15, 2015 in the large theatre hall. 

Director Ingomar Vihmar
Art Director Illimar Vihmar
Lighting Director Margus Vaigur (Endla Theatre)
Video Artist
 Sander Tuvikene
Vocal Coach
Malle Maltis
Translator Maimu Berg

Cast: Kersti Kreismann, Viire Valdma, Guido Kangur, Hilje Murel, Jaan Rekkor, Ivo Uukkivi, Martin Veinmann, Tõnu Oja, Kleer Maibaum-Vihmar (guest), Mari Lill, Tiit Sukk, Ester Pajusoo.

Dates Start time Kirjeldus Stage