Estonian Theatre Festival DRAAMA 2019

BEFORE LEAVING

Tallinn City Theatre

BEFORE LEAVING foto
Sept 11th 19:00
Harbour Theatre
Sept 12th 19:00
Harbour Theatre
With translation – Sept 13th 14:00
Harbour Theatre
Sept 13 19:00
Harbour Theatre
September 13th 14:00 perdormance is with English audiotranslation


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On stage
ANNE REEMANN
ANDRUS VAARIK
ELISABET REINSALU
SANDRA UUSBERG
URSULA RATASEPP
PRIIT PIUS

Author FLORIAN ZELLER
Director HENDRIK TOOMPERE (Estonian Drama Theatre)
Translator KADI HERKÜL
Set designer JAANUS LAAGRIKÜLL
Music designer NIKITA ŠIŠKOV

Premiere
October 27th 2018

Duration 1h 50min
No intermission

Some couples stay together for a few years, some for decades. André and Madeleine have been living together for more than 50 years. It seems quite impossible to imagine them living without each other – they have become one. But nobody can run away from time that goes by. All these thoughts about uncertain future bring up a question: what if one leaves before another?

Florian Zeller (b 1979) is a French novelist and playwright. He is one of the most popular playwrights in the world. “Before leaving” is a mixture of tragedy and farce where author constantly pulls the chair off from the viewer. It is a labyrinth where one seeks truth but as soon as we’ve caught it, it takes another form and slips away.