John Malkovich, Ingeborga Dapkunaite to take to stage in Tallinn

  • 2023-02-04
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – "In the Solitude of Cotton Fields," a play by Bernard-Marie Koltes, will be played at the Alexela Concert Hall in Tallinn on two nights in April, starring theater and cinema stars John Malkovich and Ingeborga Dapkunaite.

Malkovich, the American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, has received dozens of awards and several Oscar nominations and created more than 70 roles. Malkovich and Lithuanian actress Ingeborga Dapkunaite have appeared together on stage as part of several projects also in the past. In 2009-2011, they starred in "Giacomo Variations," a musical performance by Michael Sternger, and a few years ago they made a joint appearance in the comedy film "About Love. For Adults Only."

"In the Solitude of Cotton Fields" is story of a secret encounter between two people. They are strangers, but one has something that the other needs. For a deal to happen, one of them needs to find a way to say what it is they need. They need to find words and to find language that is incomprehensible to others, but meaningful to them -- specific and direct. There is palpable desire between them. But still there is a fear of confessing to desire, the fear of becoming vulnerable. Fear of the stranger.

Bernard-Marie Koltes (1948-1989) is the author of more than 20 plays. Among the best known are "West Pier," "In the Solitude of Cotton Fields" and "Roberto Zucco." His plays have been translated into almost 40 languages and incorporated into theatrical repertoires worldwide.

The Tallinn performances will take place on Friday, April 21, and Saturday, April 22.