The Sunshine Boys

Sun 17. Mar 16:00 The Small Building of Vanemuine Theatre
Fri 22. Mar 19:00 The Small Building of Vanemuine Theatre
Tue 02. Apr 19:00 The Small Building of Vanemuine Theatre
Thu 11. Apr 19:00 The Small Building of Vanemuine Theatre
Fri 12. Apr 19:00 The Small Building of Vanemuine Theatre
Thu 02. May 19:00 The Small Building of Vanemuine Theatre
Sun 12. May 16:00 The Small Building of Vanemuine Theatre
Wed 22. May 19:00 Tallinn, Estonian Drama Theatre

The Sunshine Boys

Two elderly actors decide to revive one of their hit acts after a long hiatus. For years their sketches have wowed audiences who know nothing about the off-stage relationship of their favourites, which has been full of tension, accusations and rivalry. Is it funny? Tragic? Human?

With its brilliant dialogue, this play by renowned American dramaturge Neil Simon focuses on theatrical legends, having also become a legend himself. Written in 1972, the play has also been produced with great success in Estonia, where the alternating partners of Jüri Järvet were Eino Baskin and Aarne Üksküla who partnered up again in the same play years later. The expression “sunshine boy” also became popular in the Estonian language.

 

Premiere on 30 September 2023 at the Small Building of the Vanemuine Theatre


Author Neil Simon
Translator Mihkel Mutt
Director Robert Annus
Scenographer Liina Tepand
Lighting designer Margus Vaigur (Endla)
Sound designer Arno Tamm

Cast  Hannes Kaljujärv, Aivar Tommingas, Veiko Porkanen, Marika Barabanštšikova, Aivar Kallaste, Iris Viru guest, Martin Tikk guest

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