ANATOMY OF A SUICIDE
in Espoo Theatre
A mother, a daughter, a granddaughter. A housewife, an addict, a doctor. The inescapable tragedies of three women are transmitted through generations. Yet the women’s will to rewrite destiny is never extinguished.
Award-winning playwright and scriptwriter Alice Birch’s Anatomy of a Suicide is a highly original play echoing the trauma of suicide across generations and through time.
The lives of three women in three different eras – Carol’s in the 1970’s, Anna’s in the 2000’s, and Bonnie’s in the 2030’s – pierce through one another throughout the play. The simultaneously unravelling and interlaced stories offer commentary on each another using sharp humour, beautiful language, and arresting suspense.
Directors Sanna Silvennoinen and Davide Giovanzana’s interpretation creates a poetic world that brings this distinctive play to life through music, theatre puppetry, and physical theatre. The dreamlike visions enthral and leave a long-lasting trace.
Direction: Davide Giovanzana, Sanna Silvennoinen
Translation: Reita Lounatvuori
Adaptation of the translation: Mimmi Ahonen, Sara Koiranen
Assistant dramaturg: Sara Koiranen
Light design: Juho Rahijärvi
Set and costumes: Mirkka Nyrhinen
Sound design: Viljami Lehtonen
Music composition: Maija Ruuskanen
Puppet making: Elina Sarno
On stage: Samuli Nordberg, Eero Ojala, Pauliina Palo, Riina Tikkanen, Terhi Suorlahti, Roosa Söderholm, Senna Vodzogbe
Production management: Luc Gérardin
Production: Teatteri Metamorfoosi
Co-production: Circo Aereo ja & Espoon teatteri
With financing support from: Wihuri Foundation and Uudet klassikot
Residency : TTT-Theatre
The dramatic rights for the play ANATOMY OF A SUICIDE by Alice Birch are granted by Näytelmäkulma - Nordic Drama Corner Oy, Helsinki.