A playwright gets a call from the mayor and finds himself in the City of Espoo brand team. Their assignment is to create a story and an identity for Espoo, something that captures the essence of the city in the present and the future. But every team member has their own vision that clashes with the others, not to mention their inner conflicts. The clock is ticking and pressure is mounting on the writer to show some results to justify his big paycheck. Is there anything real or solid in Espoo?
Juha Jokela’s satirical comedy brings the contemporary crises of identities, loss of universal experiences and the clash of culture, economics and politics to the stage in a sharp and wickedly funny way. It also asks questions about the essence of stories and the human need to find something permanent in a world that is in a constant change.
“Juha Jokela has written and directed a touching account of being an artist, making art and how the economy effects both of these things.”
(Ilona Kangas, Turun Sanomat 20.9.2013)
“The lines and the reactions are so natural and believable, and therefore funny, that three hours pass in a flash.”
(Soila Lehtonen, Aamulehti 20.9.2013)