NO30 Ship of Fools
In the midst of an immense expanse of water sways a ship full of fools. Who should one believe? Who should one look to? Where to sail now? And why forwards?
Ship of Fools (Kihnu Jõnn), a play by the Estonian writer Juhan Smuul, is a witty, epic and archetypal story about people who repeatedly sail away from their home, always so as to return home. The dramaturgical suspense and the psychological framework of human relations is as tense as the thread of a nobleman’s shirt, the jokes and the way the characters speak as juicy as a properly roasted fish. The ship that sails the ocean is full of colourful characters, of exuberance and songs, of laughter and swing. And when the ship that hardly stays together at all, is at sea for endless weeks: the initial aim long forgotten, tensions arising, everyone trying to get hold of the steering wheel and turn it in whatever direction. In the midst of an immense expanse of water sways a ship full of fools. Who should one believe? Who should one look to? Where to sail now? And why forwards?
Co-production with the Estonian Teater NO99.
Premiered on September 7th 2018 at Teater NO99, Tallinn.
Supported by: Finnish-Estonian Culture Foundation & TelePART.
Director and set design
Set and lighting design
Marika Vaarik, Eva Koldits, Rea Lest, Gert Raudsep, Rasmus Kaljujärv, Simeoni Sundja, Jörgen Liik, Ragnar Uustal and Anna Lipponen
Teater NO99 and Jalostamo²