Photos: Pate Pesonius

The Grapes of Reason

The Grapes of Reason is the third and the last part of the stage trilogy by Turunen. It deals with the contradiction between rationality and corporality. The title of the work refers to John Steinbeck’s novel The Grapes of Wrath. While Steinbeck examines the earth, its destruction and what kind of effects capitalism has on people, The Grapes of Reason focuses above all on the difficult coexistence of the body and reason, on what follows from the denial of corporality. What happens if the importance of the body is denied? Where the pleasure then resides or does it reside anywhere?

Written and directed by Saara Turunen
Q-teatteri, Helsinki 2022
De Singel, Antwerpen 2023
Schauspielhaus Bochum 2023-2024

Published by:
Ntamo 2022

Translations: English, Spanish, German