Jerusalems Tanz (Jerusalemin tanssi)

Language: 
German
Genre: 
Drama
Year of publication: 
2000
Pages: 
74
Length: 
Full length
Synopsis: 

In the village Laulumaa, life is hard, love becomes harlotry, and the water which is lacking in winter floods the village every summer. After the departure of town priest Korpela, according to whom praying doesn’t help, the residents turn to shop owner Martinson and the prophecies of Tyra the seer. What follows is a series of wild orgies involving alcohol, sex and religious fanaticism, all under Martinson’s overseeing guidance. Instead of salvation, however, the townspeople are taken away to mental institutions and prisons. Their fanaticism has left them poorer than before, with their cattle and lands neglected, and with a sense of shame that not all of them seem to be able to deal with. (Tinfo/Sunklo)

Roller: 
Number of male actors: 15
Number of female actresses: 6
All role: 21
Adapted to summer theatre: 
No
Premiere in professional theatre: 
No
Premiere in amateur theatre : 
No
Other performances: 

The Finnish original premiered at the Oulu City Theatre in 1990.

Licence management: 
Amateur theatres
Suomen Näytelmäkirjailijaliitto ry
Schools
Suomen Näytelmäkirjailijaliitto ry
Professional theatres
Agency North Oy