Sad songs from the heart of Europe
Performances In Koko Teatteri
- 8.10. At 19:00
- 22.10. At 19:00
- 1.11. At 19:00
- 5.12. At 19:00
- 13.12. At 19:00
Tickets 27 / 19
The world-touring theatre performance Sad Songs from the Heart of Europe (play by Kristian Smeds) continues as part of the autumn repertoire 2016! Directed by Jari Juutinen, on stage Liisa Sofia Pöntinen.
”When all parts reach the level of excellence, we get real pearls” – The International Selection (BOZAR, KVS, Théâtre National de Belgique) 2015-16
KokoTeatteri 8.10., 22.10., 1.11., 5.12., 13.12. (19:00). Language: Finnish.
Sad Songs from the Heart of Europe is a raw and powerful love story about the downtrotten and afflicted. This play is a touching vision of Europe – a continent where luck and fortune are greatly divided, and where young men undertake extreme and desperate actions where “the poor are robbed of even the shit from their pants”. Sad Songs from the Heart of Europe looks deep into the human soul with a Dostoevskian merciful gaze. It shows us that beauty, humour, and miracles flicker even at the darkest of times – that love can still trickle through.
Sad Songs from the Heart of Europe is an award-winning Finnish theatre performance of an internationally working theatre ensemble sadsongskomplex:fi. The play is written by Finnish theatre director and playwright Kristian Smeds (XII European Theatre Prize for New Theatrical Realities 2011), based on Dostoevsky‘s classic novel Crime and Punishment. The point of view of the story is now Raskolnikov’s beloved Sonya, who finds herself driven to prostitution. Sad Songs from the Heart of Europe is directed by acclaimed Finnish theatre director and playwright Jari Juutinen (5-year state artist grant 2016-20), and solely performed by astonishingly talented actress Liisa Sofia Pöntinen (Best Actress Award in Russia 2013, Atspindys Award in Lithuania 2014).
This is an unforgettably intimate theatre performance of a piece which has toured internationally to several theatre festivals and venues since 2013, and will leave you with stunned breath.