The Shadow Box

Michael Cristofer
Alo Kõrve

People don’t want to let go. They think it’s a mistake. They think it’s supposed to last forever…

We don’t know how much time have we got to live. We are never going to know that. But what if we actually could? Would we live somehow differently? What were the uncompleted actions and dreams that never came true – who is going to remember that? It is not important anymore. The most important thing is this moment, here and right now.
The Shadow Box tells a humane story about thirst for life. It is a second production created by Tallinn City Theatre’s actor Alo Kõrve.
Michael Cristofer is an American playwright, director and actor. His play The Shadow Box is the winner of Tony Award for Best Play (1977) and Pulitzer Prize for Drama (1977).
2017 Helene Vannari – Tallinn City Theatre’s colleague award for best supporting actress
2017 Veiko Tubin – Tallinn City Theatre’s colleague award for best supporting design (composer)




Michael Cristofer


Alo Kõrve

Translated by

Triin Sinissaar

Set and costume design by

Nele Sooväli


Veiko Tubin

Lighting design by

Emil Kallas

Sound director

Arbo Maran

Choreography by

Joel Juht


2. April 2016


Horse Mill


2 hours 30 minutes (with intermission), in two acts

The cast