Gilgamesh or the Button of Eternity

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Gilgamesh or the Button of Eternity

“Gilgamesh or the Button of Eternity” is one the highlights of the European Cultural Capital Tallinn 2011 performing arts program.

“Standing on the threshold of the world’s sunset, without sensing fear, I feel no remorse for any action. No smile has been excessive. No tear has been shed in vain. Every fit of rage has been creative. Death as such, as a thing in itself, is merely nonsense. The pragmatic’s line of escape. The thrashings of an indignant and timid personality.” These are the – as of yet – unpublished words in the autobiography of the philosopher and visionary Sigismund von Krahl.

When else but during the eve of the apocalypse and the golden age of the radical reform in values could the dreams of noble spirits meet in the secret battlefields and empathetic barricades of the inner cosmos. The biggest acts of heroism occur in the unseen depths of the heart. The most foolhardy heroes celebrate or disintegrate in the silence of the universe. Billions leave this planet without ever hearing of them. In order to stand against this intolerable injustice and to see the eternal return of heroism, the Von Krahl Theatre has pierced the fog of history with its clear and fearless eyes to see the most ancient wisdom that the quill has ever etched on paper and that the millennia have chiselled in living hearts. Right to the very beginning – to the Babylonian heroic epic “Gilgamesh”. The mother and father of all hero myths. The sanguine cradle and life-giving river of all renowned heroes. This eternal epic will shine in the Cultural Cauldron’s pit (Põhja pst 27A) from August 17. The grand production by Peeter Jalakas will breathe life into bloody tyranny and invigorating love, into righteous anger and forbidden lust, into wild adventures and intimate musings. But most of all into the hero, his actions and his capacity to accept the consequences of these actions. What is the eternal life? Where is the button of eternity? And does a hero live forever or does he dissolve permanently in the moment?

“Gilgamesh or the Button of Eternity”

Von Krahl Theatre’s epic

Cast: LIINA VAHTRIK, MARI ABEL, RIINA MAIDRE, TIINA TAURAITE, JUHAN ULFSAK, ERKI LAUR, MART KOLDITS, TAAVI EELMAA
Idea and directing: PEETER JALAKAS
Dramatist: TARMO JÜRISTO
Technical solutions: ENAR TARMO
Music: ERKKI HÕBE
Video: EMER VÄRK
Artistic design: LIISI EELMAA
Lighting: OLIVER KULPSOO
Sound design: RENZO VAN STEENBERGEN
Technical arrangements: ENAR TARMO, JANNO “JOHN” JAANUS, ALLAN RÄIM, OLIVER KULPSOO, MARELLA ÕIS, MERETE VÄIN, HENDRIK-LAURI TINGAS
Make-up: KAIRE HENDRIKSON (Grimmsisters), KÜLLIKKI PERT (Silmad Pärani Kinni)
DOP: PAUL KUIMET, JOOSEP KASK
Audio consultant: KASPAR BRANDT
Props: ANNE-MAI HEIMOLA
Producer: ANNIKA VAMPER
Supplier: KAIDO KIVITOA
Graphic design: ARBO TAMMIKSAAR

Inspired by the epic “Gilgamesh”, translated by AMAR ANNUS.

Premiere at the Katel (Cauldron) on August 17 at 19.00

Special thanks to: TAAVO “JIMMY” TIKO, KALLE VEESAAR

Thanks to: Marek and Triinu Tamm, Vägikaikad – SA Tallinn 2011, Pärnu Kastani Kindergarten; Marat, Pärnu Sõbralt Sõbrale store and to everyone who has offered their support making this Cauldron boil.

Supporters: Estonian Ministry of Culture, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, the City of Tallinn, Avision, Cramo, Tallink, Trumm, Stunts, Von Krahli AED

Etendub

  • W 17. August 19:00

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Date & Time

  • W 17. August 19:00 - 20:45