Poltettu oranssi

Original name Poltettu oranssi
Kirjoittajat Eeva-Liisa Manner
Original language Finnish
Premiere year 1969
Theater Tampereen Työväen Teatteri, TTT / Theatre of Tampere
Keywords Drama

Performances abroad

Rakvere Teater, Estonia 1993

Synopsis

Burnt Orange is a ballad-like play, tragedy and comedy mixed with absurd.
The play takes place in a small town before the First World War. Mrs. Klein takes her 20 years old daughter Marina to get treatment from a psychoanalyst, Doctor Fromm.
The sensitive and linguistically gifted Marina cannot bear the ‘upbringing’, which her manufacturer parents call love; her mother is a domestic monster, her father is withdrawn. The psychoanalyst attempts to get inside Marina’s emotional world, into her dreams and the ‘Double Dutch’, which at the beginning of the play is the only language she will consent to speak.
In the play, Manner satirises the psychiatrist’s methods of helping this loveless person. Marina ends up pyromaniac, in defiance of the institution called ‘home’.
The Manner scholar Tuula Hökkä has commented: ‘In her diffidence concerning speech and her habit of listening to the unsaid, Manner is thoroughly Finnish. Silence provides for her, in the Finnish manner, a spacious home. As a portrayer of the silent or the silenced, she is a deeply social, humanist writer.’

-Soila Lehtonen

Translations

Language English
Translation name Burnt Orange
Translators Herbert Lomas
Copies available Theatre Info Finland (TINFO), www.tinfo.fi, tinfo(a)tinfo.fi
Drama agency Nordic Drama Corner Ltd, office(a)dramacorner.fi / The Union of Finnish Writers, info(at)suomenkirjalijaliitto.fi

Language Swedish
Translation name Bränd orange
Translators Karin Mandelstam
Copies available TINFO Theatre Info Finland, www.tinfo.fi, tinfo@tinfo.fi
Drama agency Nordic Drama Corner Ltd, office(a)dramacorner.f // The Union of Finnish Writers, info(at)suomenkirjailijaliitto.fi

Language Hungarian
Translation name Égõnarancs
Translators Endre Gombár
Julkaisija Európa, Budapest 1987
Copies available The Union of Finnish Writers, info(at)suomenkirjailijaliitto.fi
Drama agency Nordic Drama Corner Ltd, office(a)dramacorner.f // The Union of Finnish Writers, info(at)suomenkirjailijaliitto.fi

Language Estonian
Translation name Põletatud oranzh
Translators Minni Nurme
Copies available Eesti Teatri- ja Muusikamuuseum, http://www.tmm.ee
Drama agency Nordic Drama Corner Ltd, office(a)dramacorner.f // The Union of Finnish Writers, info(at)suomenkirjailijaliitto.fi

Language Italian
Translation name Arancione Bruciato
Translators Cilla Back
Drama agency Nordic Drama Corner Ltd, office(a)dramacorner.f // The Union of Finnish Writers, info(at)suomenkirjailijaliitto.fi

Language French
Translation name Orange brûlé
Translators Yin Rousseau
Julkaisija Union des théâtres de l'Europe
Drama agency Nordic Drama Corner Ltd, office(a)dramacorner.f // The Union of Finnish Writers, info(at)suomenkirjailijaliitto.fi