Friday 5: Hallowe’en / Guy Fawkes party
Friday 5th November we will be burning the pumpkin and carving the guy as we celebrate both Halloween and Guy Fawkes day at the same party. Hosted by Fionna O'Sullivan. Note: actual burning may not take place.
Free entrance. At FINNBRIT (Fredrikinkatu 20 A 9), from 7 pm.
Sunday 7: The Pinter Project
All those interested in exploring the work of Harold Pinter further are invited to an informal meeting on Sunday November 7 between 2 pm and 5 pm at the FINNBRIT premises (Fredrikinkatu 20 A 9).
Please come with ideas great and small on how to continue the Pinter project into the autumn and beyond (readings, social evenings, improvisations, public performance). If you have a favourite piece of Pinter, bring it along to the discussion. If you have nothing specific in mind but lots of enthusiasm, you’ll also be more than welcome.
Hope to see you there!
Friday 19: Proposal deadline for the 2011 spring production
Do you have a play in mind you wish to see staged? We are open to suggestions for a main performance in the spring, so please fill in a proposal and submit it to the committee by 19th November. A theatre is booked between 3 and 17 April 2011. See the following web page for more details: www.finnbritplayers.com/proposals
Proposals or draft proposals for smaller or later productions are welcome as well any time! The Players’ 30th anniversary is coming up next year ;o)
Friday 26: Play reading - Bride of Christ
This month, we’ll be looking at some highly topical, contemporary Finnish drama in translation: ‘Bride of Christ’ by Heini Junkkaala (2010), translated by David Hackston.
Recently, the Lutheran church has faced a number of issues concerning gender (women and transsexual clergy) and sexuality (gay marriage). And last month, over 40,000 people left the church after comments on YLE’s ‘Gay Night’.
‘Bride of Christ’ examines conflict and tolerance, not just between the church and the secular world, but also within the church itself. The play centres on a woman priest, her lesbian daughter, and the members of a highly conservative Helsinki parish.
Heini Junkkaala's successful play ‘Bride of Christ’ (‘Kristuksen Morsian’) will continue to run in Helsinki (in Finnish) from now until Feb 2011. This year’s performances are already sold out!
David Hackston has translated about a dozen plays from Finnish into English, including ‘Mobile Horror’, which the Players read a few years ago.
Free entrance. Bring a bottle and a friend. Remember that play readings are not performances!
At FINNBRIT (Fredrikinkatu 20 A 9), starting at 7 pm.