Nordic Cool 2013: Tampere Workers' Theatre, Finland: The Warmblooded
Once the proud owners of a small farm, the Kotalas now live beneath the overpass of a forgotten highway alongside a motley crew of drunks and Romanian gypsies in this warm-hearted tale.
- Mar. 2 - 3, 2013
- Eisenhower Theater
- Approx. 3 hours
- $29.00 - $60.00
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Written and directed by Sirkku Peltola
"The Christmas tableau performed under the bridge must be the most spectacular theater scene I have ever seen."
--Demari News (Finland)
From Tampere Workers' Theatre, one of the largest theaters in Tampere, Finland's performing arts capital, comes The Warmblooded, the third and final stand-alone production from an award-winning trilogy that chronicles the thinning fortunes of the Kotala family. Once the proud owners of a small farm, the Kotalas are now destitute, living beneath the overpass of a forgotten highway alongside a motley crew of drunks, Iraqi refugees, and Romanian gypsies. When the camp dwellers begin rehearsing a Christmas pageant for their charitable neighbors, they discover that their dismal lives under a cold, wintry sky can also be filled with small miracles. Written and directed by one of Finland's most frequently performed playwrights, The Warmblooded is a comedic, warm-hearted look at Finnish life.
In Finnish with English supertitles.
Part of Nordic Cool 2013.
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Nordic Cool 2013's theater engagements are supported by the
Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater.
The Kennedy Center Theater Season is sponsored by Altria Group.
Nordic Cool 2013 is presented in cooperation with
and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.
The Honorable Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, Marilyn Carlson Nelson, and Barbro Osher
Major support is provided by the Honorable Bonnie McElveen-Hunter,
Mrs. Marilyn Carlson Nelson and Dr. Glen Nelson, the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation,
David M. Rubenstein, and the State Plaza Hotel.
International Programming at the Kennedy Center is made possible through the generosity of the
Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.