Time & Venue
- Previews: Aug 1, 2
- Shows: Aug 3-26
- Days off: Aug 8, 13, 20
- Starting time: 11.40
- Show length: 60 min
- Venue: Summerhall Anatomy Lecture Theatre
- Venue address: 1 Summerhall Pl, Edinburgh EH9 1PL
- Written by Kaisa Lundán
- Directed by Julian Garner
- Costume and set design by Hanne Horte-Garner
- Sound design by Angélica Araceli Saludes Estévez
- Production assistant Katarina Enberg
- Produced by Tanja Ljungqvist
- Emmy: Ashley Smith
- Petri: Ali Watt
- Terhi: Wendy Elizabeth Murray
- Jani: Mark McDonnell
TOURING & SCRIPT ENQUIRIES
- Hongjia Qi
- +358 40 026 7107
- +44 7784 391 612 (festival only)
A heart-wrenching four-hander, young playwright Kaisa Lundan has penned a very personal play about a family afflicted by brain cancer.
Emmy is a young woman dying of cancer. Her husband attempts to care for her even as the illness eats away the woman he knows and loves, her mother holds faith with internet-voodoo and blueberry-juice. But Emmy knows optimism is a false god and cancer is a gamble.
A fearless play about the limits of hope and the consolations of reality, from Finland’s youngest and most irrepressibly talented new playwright. Kaisa Lundán’s first play, Järkeni ei riitä (Can’t Make Sense), written with Leena Kuusisto, received rave reviews in Finland and the Jury’s Choice prize at the Tudengite Teatripäevad festival in Estonia.
“a taut, sometimes funny, thought-provoking script that’s full of compassion…this play packs a punch.”
THE WEE REVIEW
ACE-Production is a performing arts agency that manages and produces plays and musicals internationally. The company was founded in 2008 by Svenska Teatern (the Swedish Theatre) in Helsinki and has extensive experience in licensing and production in Finland, Scandinavia, Europe and Asia. ACE-Production is one of the initiators of the From Start to Finnish project.