Draama 2024

I could lock myself in a nutshell

Free Stage

I could lock myself in a nutshell foto
11.09.2022       at 2 p.m.
Theatre Hall of the Estonian National Museum (Muuseumi tee 2)
11.09.2022       at 7 p.m.
Theatre Hall of the Estonian National Museum (Muuseumi tee 2)
12.09.2022       at 7 p.m.
Theatre Hall of the Estonian National Museum (Muuseumi tee 2)
“Oh my God, I could lock myself in a nutshell and consider myself the king of infinite space, if I didn’t have bad dreams."
Shakespeare, "Hamlet"

More and more people are living alone. Some of them were left alone with the vicissitudes of life, someone suddenly realized that loneliness is the most suitable way of life for them.

What does it mean? An abundance of resources, an era of alienation, an epidemic of loneliness?

The creators of the production interviewed people who live, work and travel alone. Do they have bad dreams and what do they do to fight them?

And who is still such a person - a hermit or a herd animal?

“I can’t remember a moment when I would have been lonely. Rather, I have been deliberately pushing people away all my life. My grandmother asked me how you can come to a house where the lights are off. And I answered: dear grandmother, there is nothing better than to come to your house where the lights are off and, having closed the door, understand that you no longer need to talk to anyone. Then my time comes. Grandmother did not fully understand me ... ". Triin, 41

Biologically, we are herd animals, we really need someone from time to time to pat on the back, stroke, “comb the insects out of the wool.” These manifestations of care cannot be given to oneself. We all sometimes need to see the eyes of another person. Occasionally. The warmth of human communication cannot be obtained, for example ... from a furnace." Erwin, 33

Text: Mari-Liis Lill, Aare Pilv, Priit Põldma
Director: Priit Põldma
Playwright: Aare Pilv
Art director: Arthur Arula
Sound designer: Kalle Tikas
Lighting designer: Priidu Adlas (Eesti Draamateater)
Choreographer: Ingmar Jõela (Von Krahli Teater)
Cast: Mari-Liis Lill, Kaie Mihkelson (Eesti Draamateater), Liina Olmaru, Gert Raudsep, Sander Roosimägi, Joosep Uus (Eesti Noorsooteater)

Premiere was held on 19.03.2022 in Free Stage Narva

The performance consist of one act without an intermission and lasts for 1 hour and 50 minutes.