Productions

Commune

Author:
Mogens Rukov / Thomas Vinterberg
Director:
Elmo Nüganen

Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got
‘Till it’s gone*

 

Married couple Eric and Anna decide to try out a communal lifestyle in the house they inherited. They hope that if their commune members are charming, open-minded, smart, politically active, warm and kind people, then they would all together be on the road to perfection. Their teenage daughter Freja is also in search of her identity in the grown-up world amidst this new life arrangement.

The Commune premiered in 2011 in the Burgtheater in Vienna. The play written by Mogens Rukov and Thomas Vinterberg was inspired by Vinterberg’s own childhood spent in a commune.

 

* Joni Mitchell, “Big Yellow Taxi”

 

Awards:
2020 Elmo Nüganen – Tallinn City Theatre’s colleague award for best production
2020 Riina Roose and Jaak Jürisson – Tallinn City Theatre’s colleague award for best supporting design
2020 Hele Kõrve – Tallinn City Theatre’s colleague award for best actress
2020 Aurora Aleksandra Künnapas – Tallinn City Theatre’s colleague award – special award for the role of Freja
2020 Kristjan Suits – the Annual Estonian Theatre Award for best set design
2020 Riina Roose and Jaak Jürisson – the Annual Estonian Theatre Award for best musical design and original music

Author

Mogens Rukov / Thomas Vinterberg

Director

Elmo Nüganen

Translated by

Eva Velsker

Set design by

Kristjan Suits

Costume design by

Reet Aus

Music design by

Riina Roose and Jaak Jürisson

Lighting design by

Neeme Jõe

Sound design by

Arbo Maran

Premiere

7. December 2019

Venue

Hell Theatre

Duration

2 hours 50 minutes (with intermission), in two acts