Kilometres below the surface of the earth, a guard sits alone, checking access passes and monitoring subterranean currents and radiation levels. This peaceful existence is shattered by a young female archaeologist who arrives to examine ancient cave paintings. Meanwhile, a team of engineers is surveying the caves as a potential final repository for nuclear waste. It’s not long before the guard’s heart and the bedrock start to heave as age-old forces shudder into motion. You can lose yourself in a cave or another person, but when it comes to the crucial moment, will you have the courage to push on? Or will you turn back?
Love, technology, myth, and natural forces collide in an earth-shaking, apocalyptic and comedic vision where the past, the present, and the future come together, forming a labyrinth that continuously opens in new directions. Cave poetically and mischievously poses fundamental questions about responsibility and courage, and does so in a warm, humane fashion. The work also offers the possibility for impressive visual and audio stage experiences.
The comical is entwined with the solemn; fact with fiction; the personal with the general, like the passionate kiss of those in love for a fleeting moment...
- Soila Lehtonen, Aamulehti 7.3.2014
The Cave digs deep and into several directions. Instead of the bedrock however, its subject is the human being; our understanding of the past and the future and our place in the universe.
- Irmeli Haapanen, Turun Sanomat 7.3.2014