Minä olen Adolf Eichmann (I am Adolf Eichmann) - Jari Juutinen
Minä olen Adolf Eichmann tells the story of the well-known Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann (1906-1962). Eichmann headed the Gestapo Department IV B4 for Jewish Affairs, serving as a self proclaimed “Jewish specialist” and was the man responsible for trains rolling from all over Europe to death camps during the Final Solution. He was hanged in 1962 after a trial held in Jerusalem. The play is an attempt to de-mystify Eichmann, the “Minister of Death” and the whole Nazi era. It is a play about guilt and responsibility – and about the possibilities of human grace. It is also an attempt to fearlessly face the evil in us. It is witty and provocative, full of sorrow and shame, cruel and funny. It is Brecht, Stanislavsky and Monty Python, all in one.
with Jussi Johnsson, Jarkko Mikkola, Ritva Sorvali, Sami Lanki, Maria Nissi, Markus Ranta, Jane Kääriäinen, Hannu Salminen, Ida Backer, Lauri Hoefs
Directing: Jari Juutinen
Set: Tapani Kokko
Costumes: Auli Kokkonen
Lighting: Matti Turunen
Sound: Jaska Teuri
Language: Finnish with English translation
The Vanha Juko Theatre is an independent theatre group which was established ten years ago by five theatre professionals at an old movie-theatre in the heart of the city of Lahti. Nowadays the theatre is known for its strong commitment to new Finnish writing and the provocative political attitude the group takes in its performances.