Children of a Lesser God, a modern classic, is Mark Medoff’s play about love reaching across different worlds. It charts the crosscurrents faced by a deaf woman and a hearing man as they fall in love and make a life together. It juxtaposes identity, self-determination, and finding one’s own voice with assimilation, passion, and bridge-building. Sparks fly when Sarah, totally deaf from birth, and James, a speech therapist, take measure of each other, and of the forces surrounding them.
The play will receive its Finnish premiere at Espoo City Theatre, and boasts the dazzling, Toronto Theatre Critics Award 2017 winner, Dawn Jani Birley, as Sarah. The charismatic and ever-popular stage and film actor Santeri Kinnunen will appear as James.Näytä lisää
This multi-award-winning play won further acclaim for a 1986 film adaptation of the same title. Marlee Matlin, as Sarah, won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her stunning performance.
Children of a Lesser God is directed by Johanna Freundlich and the play will receive its Finnish premiere at Espoo City Theatre’s Revontulihalli on September 19, 2019.
Director Johanna Freundlich
Set designer Janne Siltavuori
Lighting designer Tarja Ervasti
Sound designer Tommi Koskinen
Costume designer Noora Salmi
Make-up artist Kaarina Kokkonen
Sign Language Coach Marianne Aro
Cast Milka Ahlroth, Dawn Jani Birley, Aino Hakala, Aleksi Holkko, Santeri Kinnunen, Meri Nenonen and Pertti Sveholm.
Performed in Finnish and in Finnish Sign Language, with surtitles in Finnish and in English.Näytä vähemmän