Marc Gasset, promotion picture of the play „Rage Cabaret“ in Espoo City Theatre. Author: Juha Siltanen
A diverse, funny, laughable but intelligent drama show
Rage Cabaret dives into the European cabaret tradition and the genuinely Finnish tradition of foolish art. It is a fragmented, surreal and surprising performance.
It is more of a drama than a show. It is more of a show than high-brow art. They certainly have guts.
There might be a lyrical monologue, boisterous group singing, a comedy sketch, poor man’s ballet, a tap dance act, a quiz, a nuanced comedy act, poking fun at the audience, and a range of different styles. There is some sort of a story too.
The spectators raise their eyebrows at the performance’s song, dance and drama acts. The performance is also politically incorrect in a time when ”political”, ”spiritual” and ”erotic” have come to mean the same thing.
The thread that runs through the performance is ”rage” in all its forms, and laughter at rage.
The four actors in the performance are Marc Gassot, Pirkko Hämäläinen, Sanna-Kaisa Palo and Jens Walentinsson, and the music is by Marzi Nyman’s four-piece orchestra.
The scriptwriter, director and main supporter of all things inappropriate is Juha Siltanen and his artistic team.