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The Vertical Hour

David Hare

“Love requires people to be able to let go of each other. It is very easy to hold on to something. This one can do even without learning it.” Rainer Maria Rilke

David Hare: “The protagonist of the play, war correspondent Nadia Blye, became a lector at Yale University. There is a great term in war medicine – the vertical hour. It is the moment when somebody has been injured and there is still time to intervene and to really do something. This is the moment when you are of most use to someone. This becomes a metaphor in the play, the image of two people meeting: an American professor and the father of her boyfriend. I think that during this one night they are of great use to each other.”

Renee Montagne: “So in some sense they go through this vertical hour, which in the US, by the way, is called the golden hour.”

An excerpt from a radio interview, National Public Radio 2006.

Until fall of 2012 the play was performed under the name of Time to Help (Aitamise aeg) in the Estonian Drama Theatre.

Lavastaja Merle Karusoo
Kunstnik Liina Unt (külalisena)
Valguse kujundaja Priidu Adlas (Tallinna Linnateater)
Tõlkinud Mati Soomre

Osades: Hilje Murel, Taavi Teplenkov, Tõnu Oja, Piret Krumm, Pääru Oja.

Dates Start time Kirjeldus Stage