A crime thriller based on real events
The play "Something Real" written by Martin Algus reveals a dark story through the eyes of two characters about the taboos of a nervous and anonymous modern society. The pathological desires are counterbalanced by longing for intimacy and love.
In 2019, the novel “Something Real” won the Estonian Cultural Endowment's annual literary prize and the Eduard Vilde literary prize.
Leo is a middle-aged man with an average life, an average good job, children and a worse-than-average relationship with his wife. The latter becomes the basis of Leo's journey to the fast food restaurants of love and desire - the Internet, where a lonely person finds satisfaction in bodily needs.
Karl has just been released from prison. Now he aims to start living life. He finds a wife and children with a wife - a 15-year-old son and an 11-year-old daughter. Karl thinks it could be his family. But you also need to make money, because Karl knows that a head of the family has to do it. Karl discovers an internet where you can find money and nasty people.
This is how the lives of two men begin to intertwine in Martin's story and take unexpected turns. At the same time, pressing lightly, even humorously, on questions that still inspire human desires in the consumer and information society.
This production is a world of noir in both sound and image - a kind of Sin City style world of adult cartoons.
Author: Martin Algus
Directed by Sander Pukk
Artist: Veiko Tammjärv
Video artist: Lauri Urb
Sound designer: Veiko Tubin
Lighting artist: Priidu Adlas
Leo - Andres Roosileht
Karl - Toomas Täht
Duration of the performance: 2h 40 min with intermission
The performance uses loud sound, stage effects and uncensored language expressions and is not recommended for children under 14!
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