New Plays from Finland
The Shepherd (2014)
At some point in the future, Finland has been divided into two counties, north and south. In the north, animals have been accorded full civil rights. A former drummer, Maksim Kuorikoski, has set himself up as a modern day shepherd in the ruins of an old church. Unfortunately, the only sheep in his flock is a suicidal alcoholic. Maksim also has other problems to contend with: a runaway animal spirit, the neighboring farmer who is having an affair with a goat, a horse who has ditched his soul, and worst of all, since animal slaughter is no longer legal, hunger.
Nordic Drama Corner Ltd
- Maaseudun tulevaisuus (Finnish, original)
- The Shepherd (English)