Reference Production 2016

ROCKS KEEP FALLING FROM THE SKY

Kristjan Jaak Peterson (1801-1822) carries such importance for the Estonian culture that his birthday is celebrated annually by Native Language Day. The weight of Otto Wilhem Masing’s (1763-1832) significance is no less – he created the letter ‘õ’ in Estonian language, not to speak of other innovations and changes. These two should definitely not be confused with Jaak and Otto, the characters in this production. These two also make great deeds but on top of that they have to resolve a very burning question: which time and place have they ended up in?

The author Paul-Eerik Rummo had his starting points in history and Jaan Kross’s novel “The Rock from the Sky”. Rummo
has created a diverse world with no geographical or time borders, where people can live forever. What becomes more crucial is whether their goals and dreams come true. Is the rock that fell from the sky a sign of benevolence from higher forces? Can Jaak become the icon for great national aspirations? Will Otto’s wife stay by his side, or will she embark on a new mission that is more closely related to Jaak?

“Rocks Keep Falling from the Sky” is tightly interwoven with citations and mythologies, and it takes the audience from Tartu to Italy, from Tuule Pub to Neverland.