Foxtrot

Original name Foxtrot
Kirjoittajat Juha Siltanen
Original language Finnish
Premiere year 1990
Theater Helsingin Kaupunginteatteri / Helsinki City Theatre
Keywords Drama

Performances abroad

(staged reading) Nordic Drama, New York 2002;

Synopsis

A Concerto for 15 actors

The play is situated in present day Finland. There are several main characters: the celebrity reporter Jeff, a young female journalist, and two married couples, the parents of Jeff and the journalist.
The writer calls Foxtrot a concerto for 15 actors - in turn, each character has his/her own solo. The play is based on the simultaneity of scenes and on contradictions: on the stage people say a lot of things that come from someone else's subconscious.
Foxtrot is, in a way, a synopsis of Finland at the end of the 20th century. Outward wealth is visible, even living beyond one's means. The historic level is also present - the younger generation wants the same things from life as the older had but quicker and by other means.

Translations

Language English
Translation name Foxtrot
Translators Anselm Hollo
Copies available TINFO Theatre Info Finland, tinfo(at)teatteri.org
Drama agency The Finnish Dramatists’ Union, www. sunklo.fi, info(at)sunklo.fi
Language Swedish
Translation name Foxtrot eller Vita skuggor
Translators Mats Huldén
Copies available TINFO Theatre Info Finland, tinfo(at)teatteri.org
Drama agency The Finnish Dramatists’ Union, http://www.sunklo.fi