Karin. Indrek. Truth and Justice. Part Four

A. H. Tammsaare
Elmo Nüganen

Karin. Indrek. Truth and Justice. Part Four, an adaptation of A. H. Tammsaare’s classic novel, is a story about the basic conflict between husband and wife, man and woman, during the early years of the First Estonian Republic. A decade has passed since the end of the First World War and the Estonian War of Independence, and people of the new republic try to follow the European trends, sometimes forgetting the old traditions. It is a world of freedom and democracy, but also a world of banks, mortgages, real-estate speculations and fishy business affairs.

While Karin wishes to be a part of the rising bourgeois society, Indrek thinks that salvation and meanig of life can be found only in hard work. The inability of husband and wife to understand each other creates a dramatic conflict with unexpectedly tragic consequences.

Although written in the beginning of 1930ies, the story appears incredibly up-to-date in today’s Estonia.

– selected as the best performance of the season 2005/2006 by theatre critics of Theatre. Music. Cinema magazine.
2007 Elmo Nüganen – Tallinn City Theatre’s colleague award for best production
2007 Elmo Nüganen – Estonian Annual Theatre Award for best director
2007 Hele Kõrve – Estonian Annual Theatre Award for best actress
2007 Evelin Võigemast – Estonian Annual Theatre Award for best supporting actress
2007 – Award for “best presence” from the Estonian theatre festival Drama 2007


A. H. Tammsaare


Elmo Nüganen

Set design by

Andris Freibergs (Riga)

Costume design by

Kristine Pasternaka (Riga)


Jaak Jürisson

Music directors

Riina Roose and Jaak Jürisson

Lighting design by

Kevin Wyn-Jones (UK)

Choreography by

Triin Reemann


12. March 2006


4 hours and 30 minutes (with intermission), in two acts