Studio Hilkka , Pori

Padan touring festivals

9.9. Klo 17:00

Tickets 25/21/15

Dario Fo: Padan (Johan Padan and the Discovery of the Americas)

Johan Padan and the Discovery of the Americas is a one-man play by Dario Fo recipient of the 1997 Nobel price. It is narrated by Johan Padan, a fugitive from the Spanish Inquisition who accompanies Christopher Columbus on his fourth voyage to the New World.

Fo’s response to the 1992 quincentennial celebrations of the first voyage of Christopher Columbus to the Americas, the titular character is a Venetian fugitive who escapes from the Spanish Inquisition by joining the explorer and coloniser’s fourth voyage. Forced to tend the animals on board, a storm casts him adrift in the ocean on the back of a pig until he reaches the coast and is rescued by the indigenious peoples of the Americas.

Performance language Finnish.


Touring on festivals: Lain§uojattomat Pori Finland, Studio Hilkka 9.9.2016 at 19:00.




Play by Dario Fo: Johan Padan and the Discovery of the Americas

Finnish translation by: Daniel Katz ja Liisa Ryömä


Actor: Jarkko Pajunen

Director: Anna Veijalainen

Lightning designer: Jere Kolehmainen

Sound designer: Juha Tuisku

Costume designer: Sanja Kangas

Photos: Jaakko Vuorenmaa



Produced by: KokoTeatteri and Teatteri K09

Agency: Nordic Drama Corner