Melancholy Play

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For the first time in its history, the Finn-Brit Players will produce a play in association with an American drama group, the Passport Theatre Company of Massachusetts, U.S.A. Tickets are now available for the Helsinki première of Melancholy Play, opening on Wednesday, September 21 at Tunturikadun vierailunäyttämö (Tunturikatu 16, 00100 Helsinki).

Tilly, the central character in the play, is portrayed by Stephanie Carlson, a professional actress and member of Equity U.S. She has extensive experience in New York, Boston and her current home in central Massachusetts. Her last visit to our shores was as a singer on cruise ships! Stephanie’s fellow performers are Demian Stimson as Lorenzo, Mikael Kivimäki as Frank, Hosanna Megumi as Frances, Jess Hollmeier as Joan and John Millar as Julian, all of whom are members of the Finn-Brit Players.

A former director of Melancholy Play described it as “a hilarious and heart-felt comedy about our longing for love and our love of longing. Tilly's quiet sense of joyful introspection is so magical that Frank, Joan, Frances, and Lorenzo fall immediately, and hopelessly, in love with her. But while love triangles are hard enough, love pentagons can get really weird. Melancholy Play is a sexy and mysterious romantic fantasy which follows these lovers on a hysterical journey.”

Join us at Tunturikadun vierailunäyttämö in September for superb drama accompanied by fine music composed specifically for this performance by Matthew Wooller and performed by John Millar on his clarinet.

Tickets 10–15€ are available here.

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