Based on the classic short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, written in 1892, Yellow Wallpaper is premiering at TEHDAS Teatteri, Turku, on Thursday 30 January.
With performances stretching through February and March, the play tells the story of a woman who is unable to fulfill her role as wife and mother in the traditional sense. Forced to undergo psychological treatment and give up her life’s passion of writing, will she break free of society’s shackles?
“The play’s working group is international,” explains producer Salla Hänninen. “Director Ricardo Marin is Mexican-American, choreographer Taja Savina is Russian, and actress Sofia Molin is Finland-Swedish.”
With the trio having met in St. Petersburg where they studied, now they find themselves collaborating in Finland. However, their future plans do not end at creating performances suomeksi.
“They also wish to perform the play later in other languages than Finnish, including Swedish, English and Russian, and in other countries as well,” Hänninen explains.