How old were you when you first held a gun?
- I was 18.
- I first held a real firearm when I was 12 or 13.
- Very early on, I don’t remember exactly when.
- I must have been 14-15 years old.
- Maybe when I was 5 or 6.
„AK-47” is a monodrama that tells a story about the self-explorations of a young man in a military world. It is commonly thought that men and weapons are inseparable, as are men and cars, men and cell phones, men and… Little boys like war games and mostly there is always this one fine man who helps to craft the first toy gun. Then the boy becomes a man, he starts a military service and if fate insists, he needs to go to a war. By that time, he is a full-grown man and has to raise some questions: why am I fighting, what am I fighting for, must I fight, what do I have to die for? Who made up war as a method to solve conflicts? Who invented guns that now, on the 21st century, legally and openly sow death around us? If you are a man, you have no choice. One must ask and find answers to these questions.
And that is what „AK-47” is all about.
Performance is suitable for men and women starting from the age 15.
Premiere on 29 May 2017 in the Small Building of the Vanemuine Theatre
The production was made possible with support from the Vanemuine Theatre