Passengers is a theatrical road movie about a special train trip from Helsinki to Rovaniemi. The ticket collector of the train heading to the polar circle delicately and intricately intervenes in the personal stories of the passengers on board: an Italian man left by his wife, a German war journalist in doubt with her work and a Japanese woman from the Fukushima area in search of a new home. The play is a concert of stories within stories. As long as the train does not reach Rovaniemi, everything seems possible. A performance full of loving absurdity, melancholy and humor, subtly inquiring to which extend we are passengers in or conductors of the run of things. To which extend observers or makers of primary experiences. To which extend altruists or escapees from ourselves. To which extend acceptors or deniers of the multiplicity of perspectives on reality. Passengers is a cross-disciplinary production fusing performing arts, media arts and music. It is staged in a “surround” media space called CineChamber, using panoramic projections and surround sound to create an immersive performing arts experience.
Passengers is a co-production of Periskop, Korjaamo Theatre Helsinki and Recombinant Media Labs.