Photos: Pate Pesonius
The Phantom of Normality
The Phantom of Normality owes inspiration to Luis Buñuels film The Phantom of Liberty. Where Buñuel´s film investigates freedom, this theatre piece pierces our assumptions of the commonplace and explores the yearning for the ordinary, the fear of difference, the horror of standing out from the crowd.
The Phantom of Normality is a melodic collage from which an absurd, melancholy world emerges. It´s a sharp portrayal of the strangeness of everyday habits and traditions, but also a homage to the beauty and momentary nature of life.
Written and directed by Saara Turunen
Q-Theatre, Helsinki 2016-2017
Tampere Theatre Festival 2016
Published by: Into Kustannus 2019
Translations: English, Spanish, Lithuanian
Awards / Thalia-Prize 2017
Festival Internacional de Dramaturgia,
Buenos Aires 2018
Revista Fennia: Entrevista a la escritora y dramaturga finlandesa: Saara Turunen
a sala llena: Crítica: El fantasma de la normalidad, por Natasha Ivannova