Yksinen

Original name Yksinen
Kirjoittajat Laura Ruohonen
Original language Finnish
Premiere year 2006
Theater Teatteri Jurkka
Keywords Drama

Performances abroad

Volkstheater Rostock, Germany 27.3.2009

Synopsis

2 w, 1 m
Two women, the former ophthalmologist Hilpi who wants to have a house built and the young single mother and architect Juulia, are stranded on a deserted island, when the motor of their boat does not start up and their mobile phones fail them.
For her old age, Hilpi wants to build the house of her dreams on an isolated island located along an old Viking route. Historic ruins are left on the island and the nature is unspoilt. Hilpi does not care about what her building project does to the landscape and the remains of ancient times, she can afford to build her own monument. Juulia, however, is opposed to this consumption hysteria and cherishes the values of nature. The ingredients for conflict are at hand.
Out of this is borne a classically dense play taking place within 24 hours. Nature competes with the women like the women amongst each other. The rich widow’s ironic carelessness and the architect’s straight-laced unwillingness to compromise clash in a way that triggers not only the spectators’ laughter but also tickles their brain cells. After all, the play also addresses big issues: man in cosmos, the position of women, our helplessness in front of nature when technology fails us.

Yksinen’s world premiere took place at the Theatre Jurkka in Helsinki on 21.9.2006. All 49 performances were sold out. The play has been translated into English, German and Danish

Translations

Language Danish
Translation name Ene
Translators Birgita Bonde Hansen
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Language Spanish
Translation name Solisla
Translators Maritza Núñez
Katja Hytönen
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Language French
Translation name Seules en l'île
Translators Alexandre André
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Language Russian
Translation name ОСТРОВ ОДИНОЧЕСТВА
Translators Anna Sidorova
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Language German
Translation name Insel Yksinen
Translators Angela Plöger
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Language Italian
Translation name Solipso
Translators Nicola Rainò
Julkaisija La Rondine
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