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Must Kast presents: "Kaksismaa/Kaksoismaa"

A theatre play “KAKSISMAA/KAKSOISMAA” premiers on 21th of June 2017 at Estonian National Museum’s open-air stage.

AUTHOR and DIRECTOR Anni Mikkelsson (Meriteatteri)
SET DESIGNER Kristel Maamägi
LIGHT DESIGNER Mari-Riin Villemsoo (TÜ Viljandi Kultuuriakadeemia)
ON STAGE Kaija M Kalvet, Laura Niils, Birgit Landberg, Liina Leinberg, Mihkel Kallaste, Karl Edgar Tammi, Hennariikka Laaksola, Jonnakaisa Risto, Heidi Ajanto, Paavo Kääriäinen

“Kaksismaa/Kaksoismaa” is a political utopia and a poetical-musical summer theatre that is also a gift for the both countries 100th birthdays presented by young theatre artists from Finland and Estonia.

Politicians dreamed of uniting Estonia and Finland similarly to Austro-Hungarian Empire. The united country would have had common head of state and army, but separate parliaments. Estonian artists and bohemians, like the poet Lydia Koidula in her poem “Finnish Bridge”, were also dreaming of state-driven collaboration with Finland. The idea was still alive before the Second World War, but was defeated after the Soviet Union occupied Estonia. We, the youth of Estonian and Finnish theatre, will create this forgotten political utopia at least for the time of our performances.

“Kaksismaa” explores, how and on which basis are nationalities and countries formed. What does the word “country” mean to our generation? What is the destiny of nation-states and today’s Europe? What is different, what is similar in the Finnish and Estonian people? Are we able to create a new esperanto of the Baltic Sea, finstonian, during our rehearsal process?

Estonian, Finnish and English are all spoken in the performance, but there is no need to understand all three of them.

Premiere is on the 21st of June at 19 at the open-air stage of Estonian National Museum (Muuseumi tee 2, Tartu). Performances on the 27th, 28th, 30th of June and on the 1st and 2nd of July at 19.

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