Mobile Horror

Original name Mobile Horror
Kirjoittajat Juha Jokela
Original language Finnish
Premiere year 2003
Theater Teatteri Jurkka / Theatre Jurkka
Keywords Drama

Performances abroad

Volkstheater Rostock, Germany 17.10.2008; Svandovo Divadlo, Prague 15.5.2006
Wiesbaden Staatstheater, Germany 2004;
Staged reading, Arcola Theatre, London, UK 2004;
Théâtre du Centaure, Luxemburg 2003;
Staged reading, International Drama Colony, Motovun, Croatia 2003

Synopsis

Roles: 1 female, 3 male
Dacutec, a company producing mobile services for phones is in the process of a major change. The chief executive of the company, Terhi, returns from her vacation, after having recuperated from a burn out. She is filled with new vigour and moral conduct. The goal of the company, she says, can no longer be to simply sweep money away from ignorant customers. The future Dacutec will be guided in its actions by truly humane values and righteous morals.

However, the process of introducing new values takes a turn, when the management of the conglomerate announces a plan for a fusion and thus cutbacks in employment. To prevent the looming threat, the employees sketch up product ideas that become all the crazier as the threat grows near. The relations between people inevitably culminate. The time has come to question the true values of humanity.

Mobile Horror is an intense comedy that investigates the modern business world and unravels its reality. It is a story about a person's ordeal in the swirls of the new technology and under its pressure to attain maximum profits. Through humour each individual is given a chance to reflect upon his or her relationship to his work, values and principles, which are present in the making of society today.

"This is just brainstorming of some sort, but still - the human being craves for love, right? At least for me, and I'm not afraid to say it; number one on my list of values is love. By far."

Translations

Language German
Translation name Mobile Horror
Translators Angela Plöger
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Language English
Translation name A Mobile Horror
Translators David Hackston
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Language French
Translation name Mobile Horror
Translators Anne Colin du Terrail
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Language Swedish
Translation name Mobile Horror
Translators Jan Nĺls
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Language Croatian
Translation name Mobile Horror
Translators Jasenka Zajec
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Language Danish
Translation name Mobile Horror
Translators Birgita Bonde Hansen
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Language Estonian
Translation name Mobile Horror
Translators Kalju Kruuse
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Language Hungarian
Translation name Mobilhorror - ré vig játék
Translators Yvette Jankó Szép
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Language Spanish
Translation name Mobile horror
Translators Suvi Ollila
Maritza Núńez
Julkaisija ADE; www.adeteatro.com
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Language Czech
Translation name Mobile Horror
Translators Hana Worthen
Copies available Aura-Pont s.r.o. www.aura-pont.cz, aura-pont@aura-pont.cz
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