Virtual reader’s theatre production of ‘Love and Politics’

Virtual reader's theatre production of 'Love and Politics'
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Date(s) - June 15, 2021 - June 30, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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The video of this play will be available via the Astor Street Opry Company’s YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkL6vSZteGiubtT9Al1GjxQ) beginning at 5 pm June 15th. There is no charge to watch it. 
Astor Street Opry Company is proud to team up with the Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival Association to present a virtual reader’s theatre production of ‘Love and Politics’. ‘Love and Politics’ {Rakkautta ja Politikkaa} is a one-act play written by A.T. and published in 1906 in Hameenlinna, Finland.

This vintage theater piece found in the attic of Suomi Hall and has been translated from the Finnish by Sirpa Duoos. Actors from the Astor Street Opry will record a performance at Suomi Hall and it will be available for viewing June 15-30. ChrisLynn Taylor is the director. 

Mr. Ketonen, a widower, wants his daughter, Hilda, to marry his best friend, Mr. Petola, so she will be as happy as her parents were. Mr. Petola is older and stutters. His daughter, Hilda, does want to be happy, but not with Mr. Petola. She is in love with Einar Salmela, a local Socialist leader. Mr. Ketonen hates Socialists and refuses to allow Hilda to marry Einar. Hilda and Einar ask Mr. Petola to help them convince Mr. Ketonen that mixing love and politics will not make anyone happy and if they cannot marry, they will leave. Mr. Petola finally convinces Mr. Ketonen to give his consent to the marriage.

The video of this play will be available via the Astor Street Opry Company’s YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkL6vSZteGiubtT9Al1GjxQ) beginning at 5 pm June 15th. There is no charge to watch it.