Estonian Theatre Festival in Espoo
Espoo Cultural Centre, Louhi Hall
Kulttuuriaukio 2 (approx. 400 m from Tapiola Metro),
25.02.2019 – 09.03.2019
From February 25 to March 9, Estonian weeks of Espoo City Theatre will bring the best of Estonian theatre to the Finnish audience.
Eero Epner, Juhan Ulfsak & Mart Kangro
Mon, February 25 at 7 p.m. in English
Tue, February 26 at 7 p.m. in Estonian
How to hammer nails into planks? How to learn to speak? How to open a door? How to show empathy? How to correctly put on a sock, and to remove suffering caused by guilt? Learning begins already in the womb and continues until human molecules dissolve into non-existence. We are not born human; it is a skill we learn. We learn how to transform an obscure cell mass into a human being. To pour a foundation. To clean a bathroom of any unsightly stains. To brush one’s teeth at a right angle. To express love. To breath for active labour, and to maintain one’s dignity on one’s deathbed. Come. We know.
Performed in English on Monday, in Estonian on Tuesday. No subtitles.
Tickets 30 € / for pensioners 25 € / for students and unemployed 18 €.
Piip ja Tuut Teater and Latvian TeatrisTT
Thu, February 28 at 7 p.m.
Fri, March 1 at 7 p.m.
Sat, March 2 at 2 p.m.
‘Cabaret Siberia’ is a story of two famous pre-war cabaret actors who are sent to the Gulag, a forced-labour camp in the Soviet system. More than just a historical account, the performance reflects on the essence of human nature and on life in general. The cabaret consists of ten unique musical numbers tied together by dialogue outlining the time and place of action. But here, the journey is not measured in time or in distance – it is a journey into our soul. Performed in Estonian, with subtitles in English and Finnish
Tickets 33 € / for pensioners 30 € / for students and unemployed 18 €.
Tallinn City Theatre
SADNESS AND JOY IN THE LIFE OF GIRAFFES
Fri, March 8 at 7 p.m.
Sat, March 9 at 2 p.m.
‘Sadness and Joy in the Life of Giraffes’ is a witty, contemplative, and modern story that blends profuse childhood fantasies with stark social realities of metropolitan existence.
Performed in Estonian, with subtitles in English and Finnish
Tickets 36 € / for pensioners 33 € / for students and unemployed 18 €.
Tickets are available at http://www.espoonteatteri.fi or at Espoo City Theatre box office, Revontulentie 8 (Mon – Friday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.). Estonian Theatre Festival ticket costs 90 € (3 performances) and is only available at the theatre’s box office and Lippupiste service points.
The festival is organized in partnership with Estonian Institute and Estonian Embassy in Helsinki.