The Highway Crossing or, The Tale of a Golden Fish
The Highway Crossing was written by celebrated Estonian playwright, actor and musician Jaan Tätte in 1999.
The story follows two hitchhiking lovers, Laura and Roland, as they seek shelter from a storm in the home of the reclusive Oswald. Oswald happens to have $4bn in cash in his log cabin and offers to buy Laura for $1bn (this is indeed a kind of Estonian version of the Robert Redford/ Demi Moore film Indecent Proposal). What unfolds is a drama about greed, money, love and betrayal.
Already staged in Finland, Germany, Canada and the US, and made into an Estonian film.
The original text
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
Beeld, 2 February 2006.
Cape Times 26 August 2010.
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