THE SERVANT

A heartbreaking and extremely boring story with a birthday cake.

As children, we believe that everybody is friends. As old people, we are afraid of closing our eyes because then everything comes back. Besides, we do not know if we can open our eyes again. Between these periods, there are quite a lot of birthdays and a huge pile of cakes, if we could stack them all, right? You wouldn’t want to eat these cakes alone. It would be like a punishment. You wouldn’t be able to enjoy the cake. You have deserved somebody visiting you on your birthday, at least.

This story comprises allegories and parallels to joining Europe, public status in Estonia, problems of old people in civilized world etc, but it all is formal if there is no real life on the stage creating meanings by itself. And this artificial organism is animated by real engineers of human souls, acknowledged specialists in the field of animation and impersonation.

Duration: 2 hours and 20 minutes. One intermission.
Premiere: 2 May 2003 in National Library Theatre Hall.


A play by Mart Kivastik
Trainer: Raimo Pass
Aesthetics: Silver Vahtre
Performers: Aarne Üksküla, Aleksander Eelmaa (Tallinn City Theatre), Tõnu Oja (Estonian Drama Theatre)
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