In the work Presidenterna, we get to know three retired cleaning ladies: Erna, Mariedel, and Grete. One day, they gather at Erna’s to see the pope’s sermon on TV. What follows is a vicious showdown in which they sort out everyone’s relationship to their own personal histories and to society.

The women represent a part of humanity: virtuousness, promiscuity, and abstinence. Human bodily functions, the realities of a body, and an individual’s values and ideologies are juxtaposed in the work. The piece also addresses an individual’s chances of affecting their own circumstances, both on the material as well as the spiritual level.

Presidenterna will premiere on 4 November 2022 at 7pm in Espoo City Theatre.

Director: Carl Knif
Text: Werner Schwab
Performers: Jonna Nyman, Åsa Wallenius, Linda Zilliacus
Light design & scenography: Petri Tuhkanen
Sound design: Janne Hast
Costume design: Karoliina Koiso-Kanttila
Make-up: Tuija Luukkainen
Images: Yoshi Omori
Production: Carl Knif Company & Espoon Kaupunginteatteri

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