The sudden arrival of Napoleon Bonaparte is a jarring reminder of Heligoland's fragile place amidst a turbulent world. For now, the citizens can only hear the ringing of their own dirge: misguided appointments of tribal pride; quiet exploitation of an indigenous people; looming ill, borne from tamperings of egotistical scientific novelty. From a distance, confused Henri Faberge has picked apart the seams of Eldress Kylaa's eugenic plan, for she hides a mystic mission unknown to even her closest followers...
EPISODE II RECAP
WOLVES V. WRENS
Image credited to Henry Sansom/Juliann Wilding
HENRI FABERGE'S HELIGOLAND FOLLIES
The year is 1820. Seeking answers, a wandering ascetic is drawn into an isolated community hell-bent on achieving the utopian ideal. A matriarch preaches scientific rationality cloaked in a spiritual fervour. Activists, romantics, and despots alike will find more conundrums than conclusions on a mysterious red rock in the North Sea ...
Henri Fabergé's Heligoland Follies is an episodic musical-comedy series presented at Hart House [University of Toronto].
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