« Jouez! – Molière’s journey » aims at displaying the works of Molière, for an hour. This small-scale musical theater performance was born from the collaboration between Elina Mustonen, Johanna Freundlich and Nina Mansikka. The aim of the production is to bring Molière’s timeless characters and the music of the era into a new, fun and easy-to-access way to reach a wide range of audiences.

The show is composed of various scenes from plays by Moliére such as The Imaginary Invalid, Tartuffe, The Miser, The Misanthrope, The School for Wives, Dom Juan, The Learned Ladies, The Affected Young Ladies and The Versailles Impromptu, complemented and mirrored by the rich music of the era.

The music of the performance is composed by Molière’s collaborators: Jean-Baptiste Lully and Marc-Antoine Charpentier, as well as the most important French baroque composers Louis Couper, Jean-Henry d’Anglebert, François Couper and Jean-Babtiste Forqueray. The music of the performance is played with the most popular keyboard player in the era, the harpsichord.

Seamlessly interlinked texts and music are painting a picture of Molière’s life, but above all, of the general and timeless message of his plays.

Molière deals with various aspects of humanity, especially weaknesses, that can be identified throughout the comedy through the most frivolous and anarchist means, giving the presentation endless possibilities for combining texts and music in many different ways.

An important addition to the production’s unprejudiced approach resides in a compact but surprising and inventive costume and set design, which make the show transformative and suitable for a variety of spaces.


On stage: Elina Mustonen
Dramaturgy and staging: Johanna Freundlich
Decors and costumes: Nina Strawberry
Musical production and arrangement: Elina Mustonen

Upcoming presentations:

17.3.2019 klo 19-20 Musiikkiteatteri Kapsäkki, Hämeentie 68, Helsinki

Liput 26,50/opiskelija, eläkeläinen 22,50 € LIPPU.FI

http://bit.ly/2U9Iqur

21.3.2019 kello 19 Oulun Musiikkijuhlat 10.-24.3.2019, Valvesali, Hallituskatu 7, Oulu

Liput 22,50 / opiskelija, eläkeläinen 17,50 € ticketmaster.fi

www.ticketmaster.fi/event/246093

Further information: Elina Mustonen, elina.mustonen@uniarts.fi ; tel. : +358 40 523 7232


Taiteilijaprofessori Elina Mustonen on esiintynyt ympäri Eurooppaa ja Yhdysvaltoja. Musiikin ohella hän on opiskellut näyttelijäntyötä mm. Lontoon Royal Academy of Dramatic Artissa (RADA). Elina Mustosen levytyksistä mainittakoon J.S. Bachin koko cembalosarjatuotanto. Hänen näytelmärooleistaan keskeisimpiä ovat olleet Shakespearen Prospero, Hippolyta ja Titania sekä nimirooli Jussi Kylätaskun näytelmässä Maaria Blomma. Mustosen edellinen sooloproduktio Her Infinite Variety perustui William Shakespearen teksteihin ja aikakauden musiikkiin. Esitys on kiertänyt ympäri Suomea, ja se on nähty myös Dublinissa ja Lontoossa, esityspaikkoina maineikkaat Rose Theatre ja Garrick’s Temple to Shakespeare.