ANDROMEDA ISLAND

For life, for love.

Indrek Hargla’s debut play „Andromeda’s Island“ tells a captivating story. It takes place in the present day. The action unfolds on an exotic island in the middle of the ocean. A girl and a boy are shipwrecked. They have to survive and find their way home. But the boy is kidnapped by a woman who wears a mask with horns and calls herself Andromeda. It is her island. Ancient gods punished her for her vanity.

Andromeda is a character from ancient Greek mythology. She was ordered to be sacrificed to Cetus by an oracle. She was chained to the foot of a cliff. Fortunately Perseus was there, and he fell in love with the maiden instantly. After her death she was raised to the heaven as a constellation.

Indrek Hargla (born in 1970) is one of the most well-known Estonian writers. He has written short prose and novels.

Leino Rei (born in 1972) is an Estonian actor and director. He graduated from Estonian Institute of Humanities as an actor in 1998. He has directed in Theatrum, Emajõe Suveteater, Theatre Vanemuine, Estonian State Puppet and Youth Theatre, Võru Town Theatre and Theatre Ugala.

The play is part of the European theatre network Platform 11+ programme. Along with VAT Theatre, there are 12 professional theatres from 11 countries involved in the project. One of the most important goals of Platform 11+ is to create and produce new plays for the youth involving professionals as well as school youth in the making process.

Duration: 1 h 10 minutes. No intermission.
Premiere: March 1, 2013 in National Library Theatre Hall.

Photographer: Siim Vahur

Author: Indrek Hargla
Director: Leino Rei
Designer: Pille Kose
Musical designer: Ago Soots
Lighting designer: Martin Makarevitš
Performers: Katariina Unt, Katariina Ratasepp, Tanel Saar, Meelis Põdersoo and Ago Soots
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