Red Nose Company: RÉvolution | PREMIERE – A stage for the invisible
Date and timeSat 20.11.2021, at 6:00 p.m.
The hit show Babylon gets a sequel! What will happen when the servant Ré embarks on a revolution?
Ré (Hanna Seppä) and Babylon (Minna Puolanto) take the stage in a new show, RÉvolution, premiering at Kanneltalo on 18 November 2021. The previous performance of this clown duo, Babylon – klovni vallankahvassa (HS✭✭✭✭✭), was the theatrical event of 2018. In the play, Babylon was the leader, while Ré assisted her.
RÉvolution turns the tables. Ré’s past experiences as a servant to Babylon make her embark on a revolution. In this play, Ré decides to take the reins for the first time to make her voice heard, while Babylon has to internalise a supporting role, uncharacteristic of her. What will this redistribution of power lead to? How and to what end will Ré use her position of power? Will she become the champion of all the oppressed? Will the structures crumble? As Ré struggles between her guilt and privileges, Babylon decides to donate her own energy to the performing arts to get Ré’s performance to the finish line.
RÉvolution explores becoming visible through clown comedy. How does one find their own voice and make it heard? Whose job is it to talk about oppression? Can guilt be turned into a force for change?
The show is backed by Ré’s favourite music, performed live.