AN ISLAND FAR FROM HERE

Original title: 
SAARI KAUKANA TÄÄLTÄ
Agegroup: 
Adults
Cast: 
4m, 6f

Two sisters, Lida and Sofia, dream of finding an island where they can move together. One day they find an old woman in the cellar of their apartment block, hiding from her son who has just been released from jail. When the teenager Lida makes friends with the boy, the relationship between the two sisters is tested in an entirely new way. They must learn to take responsibility for themselves and for each other. Operating on the borders of realism and fantasy, the play shows the many faces of love and falling in love, including familial love and sexuality. Light and darkness, in both their literal and metaphorical meanings, are powerfully present in this play, as well as the theme of nature. ”An Island Far From Here” takes an unsentimental look at the family from a child's point of view. Alienated from nature, history and each other, the young people must reflect upon their own ways of being, and develop new ways of living, and maybe even loving.