REVOLVER ---------------

An absurd at a gunpoint

The one with the revolver is always the one who is being listened to. A skilled criminal Kompu has a perfect understanding of this. He locks himself in a room with four other people, aims his gun at them and starts an experiment. The aim of the experiment is to find out whether it is possible to cleanse oneself of all sins while being at a gunpoint.

The metaphorical play "A Gun for Five?" was written by the legendary Hungarian writer Gabor Görgey in 1968. It recalls with humour and bitterness the 1956 Hungarian Revolution against the Soviet Union repressions.

The story has captured the attention of the new Estonian theatre makers' generation. The fresh graduates of Estonian Music and Theatre Academy Drama School along with the director Karl Koppelmaa have found a solid basis to aim for philosophical spheres as well as personal stories. And voilà - "Revolver".

The director writes:

"The sun goes in circles. The earth goes in circles. The human goes in circles. The revolver goes in circles. Vicious circles. The devil's circles.

We know the revolver, we understand its organs, its mechanisms. The revolver knows us, our organs, our mechanisms. All the actors play a part of an abstract revolver. An infinitely repeating motif of power misuse. And suddenly something breaks. All emotional becomes a 9mm emotional bullet..."


Premiere: September 5, 2016 in Genialistide Klubi, Tartu Drama Festival

Author: Gabor Görgey
Translator: Edvin Hiedel
Director and musical designer: Karl Koppelmaa
Designer: Johannes Valdma
Light designer: Oskar Punga
Cast: Lauli Otsar, Markus Habakukk, Jürgen Gansen, Karmo Nigula (Estonian Drama Theatre), Risto Vaidla
Photographer: Johannes Valdma
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