Von Krahl Theatre
“Fundamentalist” is a story about love. The main characters are an open-minded pastor Markus who has publicly admitted to being a tool for the devil, and his former good friend Heidi, who has drifted from one place to another during her life like a lifeless tree with a brain. On a fateful autumn evening, Markus and Heidi meet again and engage in mutual spiritual warfare and a quest for truth. They have to reassess what they believe in and why. What is truth? Can there ever be more than one truths? Can you selflessly help other people? How far should you take it? How far does one person’s accountability for another human being stretch? What is fanaticism and at what point does it become dangerous?
You’ll meet Markus on the stage of Karlova Theatre and take part in his personal confession.
Author: Juha Jokela
Director: Marta Aliide Jakovski (EMTA Drama student)
Director’s instructor: Elmārs Seņkovs (Latvian Academy of Culture)
Translator: Kai Aareleid
Art director: Kristel Zimmer (Estonian Academy of Arts student)
Art director’s instructor: Ene-Liis Semper (Estonian Academy of Arts)
Lighting designer: Priidu Adlas
Music designer: Henrik Esse, Marta Aliide Jakovski
Cast: Liisa Saaremäel, Erki Laur
The premiere was held on November 13, 2021 in the Von Krahl Saloon.
The performance consists of two acts with an intermission and lasts for 2 hours and 30 minutes.
The performance is a collaboration between the EMTA drama department and Von Krahl Theatre and is supported by the Estonian Cultural Endowment.