A play in two acts.
Various issues concerning morale and religion are being discussed in the home of a professor of ethics and his wife, a musical actress. A space ship returning from the Moon, inspector Bones and eight jumpers also appear in the scenes.
By Tom Stoppard
Translated by Anu Lamp
Director Mart Koldits (Von Krahl Theatre)
Stage Designer: Ene-Liis Semper (Theatre NO99)
Musical Director: Toomas Lunge
Choreographer Kaja Kann
In Roles: Helena Merzin, Aivar Tommingas, Hannes Kaljujärv, Raivo Adlas, Riho Kütsar, Ragne Pekarev, Markus Luik, Martin Kõiv, Tanel Jonas, Laura Peterson, Ott Sepp
The name of the living classic of English drama, Tom Stoppard (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Arcadia) has also become a clear sign of quality in Estonian theatre. His plays are associated with a completely original, distorted English treatment of life – there is a place for intellectual guessing games, black humour, metaphysics, endless hints and citations. His play, Jumpers, which belongs to his first creative period and is being staged in Estonia for the first time, is one of the most puzzling plays by this puzzling author. It has been called a philosophical murder mystery à la Umberto Eco.
Presented with one interval.
The premiere on 16 February 2007 in the Grand Building of the Vanemuine.