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Stalin's Cows

Based on the novel

The novel (published in 2003) is adapted to stage by Aino Kivi. True to Oksanen’s debut novel, Stalin’s Cows takes the audience into women’s lives both in Finland and in Estonia. These lives have been shaped by different generations and societies, and are told from the perspectives of a grandmother, a mother and a daughter.

After the premiere the press repeatedly praised the poignant and current nature of the play’s themes. When Stalin’s Cows was published fifteen years ago, the world was a slightly different place; nowadays, questions relating to information warfare, propaganda, equality, sex and gender make daily headlines. The painful recent history, immigration and ethnic prejudices are globally touching and relevant topics.

World premiere: Joensuu City Theatre, 2018
Roles: 3 F