Based on the MGM motion picture, story by Barry Morrow, screenplay by Ronald Bass and Barry Morrow. Produced by special arrangement with MGM ON STAGE, Darcie Denkert and Dean Stolber.
Through the movie version (from 1988) that won four Oscars, where leading roles were played by Dustin Hoffmann and Tom Cruise, a story that went out to the whole world reached the theatre stages in 2008. In the London's first production another movie star - Josh Hartnett, successfully played one of the leading parts.
Author: Dan Gordon
Translator: Peeter Sauter
Director: Georg Malvius (Sweden)
Designer: Ellen Cairns (Scotland)
In Roles: Riho Kütsar, Aivar Tommingas, Ragne Pekarev, Marika Barabanštšikova, Robert Annus, Margus Jaanovits
Presented with one interval.
There is a businessman, Charlie Babbit, a self-centered and egoistic bloke. In his father's death and the inheritance that it accompanies, he primarly sees a life belt to his financial difficulties. Suddenly it becomes clear that his father had left all his money to his other son, Charlie's brother, whose existence had practically been a secret to him. The next and an ever bigger surprise lies in the fact that his brother Raymond is not an ordinary man in any sense: he is an autist whose brain can easily record complex texts and number combinations but at the same time is helpless in the simplest everyday operations. A painful yet funny and moving path towards getting to know each other begins.
Premiere on November 20, 2010 at the Vanemuine Small Building.