Strange Things

Alexandra Salmela

Strange Things


Slovak play for youth about what we do and don’t find strange.

The new SND building, The Blue Salon
11. 10. 2019
The project Young Europe III is a collaboration between the SND Drama Company and European Theatre Convention (ETC). The project brings together nine theatres arranged in three groups of three. The Bratislava-based SND Drama Company worked with the Badisches Staatstheater in Karlsruhe (Germany) and Pesti Magyar Színház in Budapest (Hungary). They explored the perspective contemporary youth take on their three countries. Each theatre created a play and stages a production inspired by the youth contemplating their identity and future. The three plays are thus linked by a common theme and an inimitable world.
The Slovak part of the project, the play Strange Things comes from Alexandra Salmela, Slovak author based in Finland. The production is directed by Júlia Rázusová.
It is a story of the journey of young male and female characters with all challenges, anxieties, fears, indecisiveness, and adrenalin that make up an adventurous quest for the rescue of the world and, possibly, a net as well. For the play Strange Things portrays a world after a catastrophe when only one thing is clear: all adults have disappeared. Sources no longer work, and it seems that the internet is about to stop working, too. How can the young people manage in the new context and what world will they create? Where will they look for their families and friends? How will they save the net? Strange Things is a witty encounter with what we find alien and what we (like to) fear.
The production is complemented with a learning programme designated for high schools and pupils in upper years of elementary school.

Runnning time: 1 hour, no interval

"We kindly ask our esteemed spectators to respect dress code: business casual."

Production Team

Directed by Júlia Rázusová
Set and Costume Designer Diana Strauszová
Music Jonatan Pastirčák (as a guest)